Environmental impact not taken seriously
- People accuse manufacturers
- Car industry rejects charge of complacency
- Motorists say they're driving less
Motorists don't believe car makers are tackling the environmental impact of driving, according to a new survey.
Of the 1000 drivers questioned in the poll for the Good Business consultancy, 61% thought that the industry did not take the impact of cars on the environment seriously.
However, that goes against what the car industry says it has done to reduce its harmful effect on the environment.
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT):
The Good Business survey also revealed how people are changing their driving habits:
Giles Gibbons, CEO of Good Business, said: 'Climate change and the impact of the environment are clearly the overwhelmingly important issues for car makers to address. Pressure to keep improving their environmental credentials is only going to get stronger.'
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