Posted by Aston Avery

Warming up your car during the colder months has a higher carbon impact

Warming our cars is no idle matter according to new research out today. 

The average UK motorist leaves their car running for 244 minutes every winter – generating a combined 107,000 tonnes of CO2 annually in the UK – more than if the whole population of Cardiff caught a flight to Egypt for COP27.

The study by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), found that six in ten (64%) drivers let their engine idle during the colder months, with 41% doing so at least three times a week.

Aston spoke to electric vehicle expert and member of The IET’s council Farooq Yaqub.

Photo by Olav Tvedt on Unsplash

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