Are plug-in hybrid cars worse for environment than factory tests suggest? It depends how you drive them

Drivers with long commutes who rarely charge their plug-in hybrid car are likely to emit much more CO₂ than official test figures suggest.

Ashley Fly, Lecturer in Vehicle Electrification, Loughborough University • conversation
Sept. 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: transport electric-vehicles cars hybrid-cars green-transport

Why a UK 'cycling and walking revolution' won't reduce car travel

New bike lanes are a good idea for health and air quality, but the convenience of car travel for most journeys will remain.

David Metz, Honorary Professor of Transport Studies, UCL • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: transport walking cars buses cycling decarbonisation active-travel trains

Electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up – economist

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: transport electric-cars interdisciplinarity climate-crisis electric-vehicles cars decarbonisation

Economist: electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: transport electric-cars interdisciplinarity climate-crisis electric-vehicles cars decarbonisation

With fewer cars on US streets, now is the time to reinvent roadways and how we use them

City streets were built to accommodate cars, but the COVID-19 pandemic has scrambled our transport needs. Many cities are moving to make streets more people-friendly and less car-centric.

Kevin J. Krizek, Professor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
July 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cars urban-planning transportation roads traffic sustainable-cities postpandemic-future traffic-jam city-planning bicycles hoverboards

Social distancing is making public transport worse for the environment than cars – here's how to fix it

Without plastic shielding between seats or more efficient engines, the environmental benefits of public transport are lost.

Timothy Ostler, PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics, Cardiff University • conversation
July 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 pandemic transport-emissions cars public-transport coronavirus-insights

How your car sheds microplastics into the ocean thousands of miles away

New research reveals how roads channel microplastics from car tires and brake pads to remote ocean habitats.

Claire Gwinnett, Professor in Forensic and Environmental Science, Staffordshire University • conversation
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cars microplastics plastic-pollution roads ocean-plastic

Cars: transition from lockdown is a fork in the road – here are two possible outcomes for future travel

The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?

Nicole Badstuber, Researcher in Transport Policy and Governance, UCL • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus transport travel cars public-transport buses active-travel rail trains

If all cars were electric, UK carbon emissions would drop by 12%

We calculated what would happen if petrol cars were replaced overnight with Teslas and Nissan Leafs.

Amin Al-Habaibeh, Professor of Intelligent Engineering Systems, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
May 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change carbon-emissions electric-cars cars

How major cities are trying to keep people walking and cycling

As lockdowns ease off, there is a danger that the old city traffic jams will soon be back with a vengeance.

Graeme Sherriff, Research Fellow in Urban Studies, University of Salford • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus air-pollution walking urban-life cars cycling active-travel urban-transport sustainable-transportation

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