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Strictly champion Ore Oduba on Gateway

10th July 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

Brits are becoming far more conscious of their fuel emissions and as such reducing the amount of time they are spending behind the wheel visiting places around the UK, according to new research out today.

The research commissioned by EDF Energy has shown how 31 per cent of Brits have made an active decision to drive their car less frequently over the last 12 months as they’ve felt more aware of fuel emissions from their vehicle. 45 per cent also agree that they are definitely more conscious of the impact vehicle emissions have on the environment nowadays compared to 10 years ago.

When it comes to travelling around the UK, nearly two thirds (64 per cent) say they wish they’d visited more famous landmarks in the UK than they have done. The main barriers stopping many from doing so include not having enough free time and the expensive cost of petrol and travel. In fact, 57 per cent of people would be likely to see more landmarks if the cost of fuelling their car was cheaper whilst 22 per cent would happily drive more if they had an electric car.

Aston spoke to TV, radio and 2016 Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba to discuss the research and also as to why people are travelling less today.