Vintage leaded petrol pumps on an old garage forecourt in the UK.
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The world recently celebrated the end of leaded petrol, as sales ceased in Algeria.
A road running through Kigali, Rwanda.
These results emphasise the high significance of the transport sector in Kigali’s air pollution levels and the need for further action to address air pollution from the sector.
The push for 30km/h speed limits is not about revenue-raising or anti-cars. Even a seemingly small decrease from 40km/h to 30km/h makes a huge difference to the safety and liveability of local streets.
SUVs accounted for 7% of the European market in 2009. Today, it's almost 40%.
Active travel can help tackle the climate crisis earlier than electric vehicles – even if you swap the car for a bike for just one trip a day.
A new Morrison government plan sorely misses the point on electric vehicles. It’s in stark contrast to Biden’s ambitious EV strategy.
Australia has a lot of work to do to overcome the challenges facing electric vehicles users, starting with the lack of a comprehensive national charging network.
Electric vehicles would lower emissions, but if their lower running costs lead to increased car use that creates a whole lot of other costs for our cities.
About seven times as many Americans are working from home since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Working from home has become the new norm for many during the pandemic. But it’s an opportunity that divides along racial and economic lines – and isn’t as beneficial to the environment as many believe.
Removing engine idling would be like removing up to 1.6 million cars from the road.
You can reduce your fuel consumption by 15-20% with improved driving habits alone – reducing emissions and saving money at the same time.
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Researchers built cheap air quality monitors using parts found at hardware and electronics scores. The results have big implications for anyone who travels outside near busy roads.
Household actions lead to changes in collective behaviour and are an essential part of social movements.
Households generate a large share of national greenhouse gas emissions and can take steps to reduce them.
Traffic congestion on the M5 motorway in Sydney. Government assumptions that Australian cars are becoming more fuel efficient are incorrect, research shows.
Surprise findings have revealed that Australia’s cars are getting less fuel efficient. This is bad news for the hip-pockets of motorists - and for the climate.
Legislative action regarding vehicle emissions is overdue, and needs urgent attention by the federal government.
This shocking figure comes from our back-of-the-envelope calculations looking at the effect of forcing more efficient engines on the Australian market.
A new plug-in electric truck is in development, along with an electric SUV.
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Researchers have found a way to evaluate how energy-efficient electric vehicles are, and compare the sizes and costs of batteries for different models.
Children’s travel needs are a big factor in private car use.
The private car is the default transport option for many families. This reduces physical activity and increases greenhouse gas emissions, with unhealthy results for their children and the environment.
Britain will need many thousands more charging stations.
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The road to an electric future needs to be paved with more than good intentions.
When we look at the latest car models we want fast cars, all-terrain cars or cars to fit the whole family. What about an environmentally friendly car?
The Australian market is awash with highly polluting cars. But there are a couple of key resources to help you find the best vehicle that fits your needs.
Diesel engines have been demonised for their emissions but the technology has already cleaned up its act.