Results for - Are Electric and Smart Cars really the Solution for Transportation?
2,929 voters participated in this survey
Car use will still need to be curbed even when all vehicles are powered by clean electricity. The Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) report calls on the government to devise a strategy allowing people to have a good standard of living without needing a car. The new clean technology of cars will not address traffic jams, urban sprawl and wasted space for parking. The government said it was spending £2bn to promote walking and cycling.
It also says it plans to spend £50bn on improving roads. However, critics accuse the government of not having a serious plan to deal with the social problems associated with mass car ownership.
1. CREDS research report claims that car ownership is wasteful because cars are parked for 98% of their lifetime, with a third of cars not going out every day. If you own a car, do you think it is a necessity in your day-to-day life?
2. If you own a car, do you have a compelling temptation to use it even for short journeys?
3. Many young people in cities are choosing not to buy cars. Instead they are using public transport, walking, cycling, taking minicabs and hiring cars when they are needed. Do you agree that this is better than owning a car for the means of transportation?
4. If the government gave you subsidies to use bicycles instead of cars would you prefer to use bicycle over cars?