Petrol and diesel drivers told to look at climate change impact of cars – 'Wake up call'

The average petrol car on the road in the UK produces the equivalent of 180g of CO2 every kilometre, while a diesel car produces 173g of CO2/km.

The data, from the BBC, shows that larger and older vehicles produce more emissions, with newer petrol cars producing an average of 123g of CO2/km (as of 2018).

In England, around 60 percent of journeys between one and two miles are made by car.

This can be seen in all walks of life, as now less than half of school children walk to school, compared to 70 percent of people who did “a generation ago”.

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