“Heavier, stronger, dirtier”
The constantly growing engine performance of newly registered passenger cars in Germany is largely caused by the popularity of powerful SUVs, Thomas Fromm writes in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “Carmakers don’t build the cars which per se are the most environmentally friendly, but those which the customer wants,” Fromm says. BMW, Daimler, VW and the others build large cars because many people “want to be seated high above the ground with a strong engine underneath them”, “despite knowing that smaller would be better”, he writes.
Read the article in German here.
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