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Are Subcompact Cars Driving Consumers Towards Sustainable Transport, Enda Mcgovern Jan 2012

Are Subcompact Cars Driving Consumers Towards Sustainable Transport, Enda Mcgovern

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Access to private transport is a critical component of the modern industrialized world but it is also recognized as a major source of carbon dioxide emissions, one of the global warming gases contributing to climate change. This paper looks at increased use of subcompact cars as a key component in developing a sustainable transport policy. These cars benefit the environment by emitting reduced levels of carbon emissions due to their smaller engines. This empirical research explores the opinions of Smart car owners in a focus group study. Smart car owners are primarily focused on reducing their costs due to difficult ...