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10 November 2008

Fill in our online poll about cars, carbon emissions and climate change.

The link between cars and climate change continues to be one of the hottest topics on today's news agenda.

Vote in Autocar's survey on The Future of Cars

It's also been the subject of a series of articles appearing in Autocar magazine over the last few weeks, written by leading car and carbon emissions expert Richard Parry-Jones. And now that series is drawing to a close, we'd like you to be a part of its finale.

In collaboration with Richard, Autocar has drawn up this short questionnaire, which is designed to establish what Autocar readers, users, and the general public at large think about cars and the climate. We'd like you to take a couple of minutes to complete it, and to let us know your opinions.

The poll will only be available to complete until 16 November, after which we'll be collating the results and publishing them as part of Richard's final 'A Future with Cars' article, in Autocar magazine on 26 November.

So if you want a say in the great climate change debate, this is your chance.

Do you believe in global warming? Do you think cars are unfairly vilified by environmentalists? Do you think hybrids or hydrogen cars are nothing but great white elephants?

Then click here and let us know.

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11 November 2008

Impressed. Some sensible questions to what can be an emotive issue.

I will be interested to see what they extrapolate from the results.

It's also good to see the magazine is using the web site to get opinions from their readers / general public. I hope to see more of this sort of thing in the future.



It's all about the twisties........

11 November 2008

Did n't bother, good performance and driving dynamics lumped together, I want a nice ride, handling and some steering feel but am not really bothered how fast it goes.

11 November 2008

Nice to see car owners being asked for their views rather than being ranted at by tree hugging hippies for a change!

12 November 2008

The evidence for CO2 driving climate change exists in climate models only, where all 'feedbacks' are 'positive.' Evidence from the real world suggests otherwise. CO2 is being demonised for political and taxation purposes. CO2 emissions are rising rapidly due to developing countries - the UK's 1.87% contribution is irrelevant.

12 November 2008

[quote pmbbiggsy]CO2 is being demonised for political and taxation purposes. CO2 emissions are rising rapidly due to developing countries - the UK's 1.87% contribution is irrelevant.[/quote]

I'm very glad that you joined the Autocar forum and left that comment Mr Biggsy. I totally agree with you. This CO2 thing is a big-old tax-scam.

The survey wasn't exactly well-written- some of the answers weren't the right answers to the questions posed but as someone else just said, at least someone's asking in the first place.

12 November 2008

The survey mkes no mention of a decent transport system. Bit of a mistake that I'd say.

Bring back steel wheels.

12 November 2008

This keyboard is broken - every post I make has some schoolboy error! Bloody Macs just don't last!!!!!!

Bring back steel wheels.

13 November 2008

The questionaire doesn't have an option for one reasonable minority view point.

"I agree that there is a significant body of evidence that links man made carbon dioxide with climate change. However I do not think a case has been made that climate change is actually a negative impact on the planet as a whole.

The money spent of tackling climate change would be better spent on helping the developing world mitgate the effects of climate change than in a vain attempt to prevent it from happening."

13 November 2008

Well I know that CO2 Emissions of new cars sold in Europe are reducing - last year, the average was 160 g/km. This year, it's already down to 153 g/km. If they keep going at this rate, the 130 g/km target for 2012 looks fairly in sight in my opinion. Cars are definitely getting cleaner.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

19 November 2008

So in the future you won't mind paying nearly double for road tax or maybe about 50% more for fuel which will in turn be seen as an infringement on your cival liberties!. What you want from a car is what most people want, but its going to cost more so down sizing is'nt going to solve the problem, and if Britian slips into negative inflation yes things get cheaper at the expense of jobs.No cars have to change they have to save weight, be super frugal while still giving us performance, we don't need "niche" cars thrown at us, we need only about five or six vehicle types, there's a saving of a few billion right there!.The future of cars is in the car makers hands, they know what to do and in the current climate ita going to be tough but thats the same for all of us, we want your cars but its now got to be on the publics perception of what the car of the future should look and drive.

Peter Cavellini.

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