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Car loans customers told: 'slow speed means high emissions'

Motorists driving at 20 mph could be creating a higher level of carbon emissions than those driving 10 mph faster, a new survey has found.

Motorists driving at 20 mph could be creating a higher level of carbon emissions than those driving 10 mph faster, w a new survey has found.

The AA study, which may be of interest to new car loans customers keen to improve their eco-friendliness, revealed that a car travelling at 30 mph would produce approximately 10 per cent less CO2 emissions than one driving at 20 mph.

According to Auto Express, the study could shock the industry and encourage local authorities to reconsider "well intentioned safety schemes".

Commenting on the report, AA president Edmund King said that the level of guidance available to those who plan local transport systems was minimal and that the 20 mph speed restrictions could end up doing more harm than good.

"It would be a bitter irony if local authorities are found guilty of pumping up emissions through the indiscriminate use of these restrictions," he said.

Earlier this week, Audi announced that it would be increasing its commitment to greener technology by improving the CO2 levels of its vehicles, according to What Car? magazine.



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