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Emissions and cars

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Emissions and cars

A good part of the manufacturers have preferred to offer bigger and more equipped cars.

It is about "more added value", since the simplest and smallest cars do not generate satisfactory profit results - unfeasible in reality.

But.... a small car weighs much less than a large one. The difference goes is in the account of increased emissions. In manufacturing and then in its useful life.

Wouldn't it be way better if  car suppliers and clients were stimulated  to make them smaller and simpler?

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Tiago Figueiró on Jan 26, 2022

Also taller cars (greater bending resistante) are the cheapest way of sustaining battery weight in the middle of the car.

Dacia Spring seems like a good compromise but it's too slow and has too little autonomy in highway for most drivers' taste.

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