SUVs second biggest cause of emissions rise

If SUV drivers were a nation, they would rank seventh in the world for carbon emissions

Growing demand for SUVs was the second largest contributor to the increase in global CO2 emissions from 2010 to 2018, an analysis has found.

In that period, SUVs doubled their global market share from 17% to 39% and their annual emissions rose to more than 700 megatonnes of CO2, more than the yearly total emissions of the UK and the Netherlands combined.

Author Niko Kommenda Fri 25 Oct 2019 09.57 EDT