Environmentalists called the most “dirty” automakersSeptember 12, 2019
Environmental organization Greenpeace published a report describing the impact of major automakers on global warming. Data for 2018 showed that one Volkswagen emits more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than Australia’s entire industry, but the share of cars in the global pollution of the planet is only nine percent.
The Greenpeace report examines the impact of the 12 largest automakers on the environment and emissions in 2017-2018, and also indicates the industry’s reluctance to “transform under the influence of a serious environmental disaster.” Environmentalists call the transition to hybrids a half-measure, already unable to adequately solve the problems that have arisen, and offer to completely abandon fossil fuel vehicles by 2028. For some reason, this should solve including problems with traffic jams.
Greenpeace offers companies to move from the simple production of cars to the creation of mobile solutions that will help reduce congestion, as well as act as car sharing operators.
Large car makers, according to Greenpeace, have sharply criticized tough environmental standards and continue to promote the idea of ”owning a car.” Such a business model should be radically revised: brands need to focus on the production of light, compact and energy-efficient vehicles that will be designed in such a way as to minimize the possibility of their individual use.
At the same time, the report indicates that the automotive industry emits only nine percent of greenhouse gases (data for 2018) of the entire world volume into the atmosphere.
The leader of the anti-rating is Volkswagen (582 million tons of CO equivalent), followed by Renault-Nissan (577 million), Toyota (562 million), General Motors (530 million), Hyundai-Kia (401 million). Closing the list are BMW, Daimler and Suzuki with indicators of 132, 161 and 164 million tons of CO equivalent, respectively.
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