13 Oct '11, 8am

Singapore drivers not green? Subsidize hybrids and electrics more then! Or bike lanes!

SINGAPORE: About seven million tonnes of carbon dioxide was estimated to have been emitted into Singapore's atmosphere last year. According to a study commissioned by LANXESS, a specialty chemicals company, some 45 per cent of this was emitted from passenger cars. The study revealed that while individual drivers were concerned about the environment and were undertaking measures within their homes to reduce carbon emission, their environmental concerns stopped short at home and didn't translate to their driving habits. This was attributed to lack of information available to them on the positive environment impact through driving etiquette. Among the environmentally-friendly technological breakthroughs in the automobile industry, "greener" substitutes for conventional tires were found to be the most applicable yet the least acknowledged by both end consumers and the industry...

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