CO2 emission displays for all road vehicles
It would be mandatory for drivers to display the CO2 emissions for their vehicle, with displays colour-coded: e.g. Red for the largest, most polluting vehicles through to Green for electric vehicles.
By making the displays highly visible, it might be possible to start to exert some peer pressure to encourage people to opt for more efficient/electric vehicles.
Why the contribution is important
There is a culture in Jersey of driving unnecessarily large vehicles often to demonstrate status. It would be interesting to see a break down of CO2 emissions by type of vehicle and model what would happen if everyone switched to smaller cars. Taxing large vehicles that are driven for status will only make them more attractive. Instead by making vehicle emissions highly visible to the community we might start to exert social pressure to change.
by RachelStPeter on February 18, 2021 at 03:15PM