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Keeping older cars on the road is the “most environmentally friendly” form of transport according to

This could get interesting

Karl McCartney, a conservative MP, made the claim as he questioned Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’ desire for more drivers to switch to electric cars.

He told the Commons Transport Select Committee: “Some of us believe that the best form of transport, car wise, and perhaps most environmentally friendly, is to keep older cars on the road.

“You will admit that even electric cars actually do produce pollution, not only in the raw materials and energy used to manufacture them, but also in the fact the electricity has to be produced somewhere?”

Shapps called on analysis from the Department for Transport to show that manufacturing and running an electric car is “far more environmentally friendly than a petrol or diesel equivalent”.

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