UK study finds fifth of car fuel-efficiency savings eroded by increased driving; long-term rebound effect

Green Car Congress

Around a fifth of the energy-saving benefits of fuel-efficient cars are eroded because people end up driving them more, according to a study into British motoring habits over the last 40 years. Using data from 1970 to 2011, energy experts at the University of Sussex found a long-term rebound effect among British car-drivers of around 20%. Until now, we didn’t know the size of this effect for British motoring.

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Labour's £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution | Environment | The Guardian

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Environment Web News Sport Comment Culture Business Money Life & style Travel Environment Blogs Video Jobs A-Z Environment Electric cars Labours £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution Ultra-green vehicles at heart of £250m plan to slash UKs carbon emissions Digg it Alok Jha , green technology correspondent The Guardian , Thursday 16 April 2009 An electric car. The new breed of electric car. Of that, 58% of the emissions are caused by motor cars."

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