… and in China too ?

After last week’s article on the decreasing demand of SUV in the United States, my dad sent me an article mentioning a Chinese plan on taxing more large cars.

Even if this is not due to contribute much to the country’s objectives on cutting pollution and fossil fuel energy consumption, it is always an additional sign of the political will of China in reducing pollution.

The adopted system there is quite similar to the one adopted in France, but it won’t have the same results because of the lack of depth of the initiative.

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The end of the large cars era in the United States

One of my favorite US environmental blog – The Daily Green – published today an interesting article with a lot of data on how Americans drive less and shift to smaller cars.

With as much as 800,000 less barrels per day consumed in the first half of the year and decreasing miles driven for eight months in the row, the phenomenon is important.

US car makers are adjusting their production and stop manufacturing large cars to make smaller efficient ones. All this is very good news.

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