Uswitch insurance comparison site says a quarter of us would give up our cars to help the environment.
The results also reveal how age and location have huge impacts on how we feel about making sacrifices to help the environment.
Meanwhile, the RAC Foundation has backed a report from the New Weather Institute think tank suggesting large 4×4 SUVs should not be bought and used in major cities.
The so-called Chelsea tractors account for a third of executive cars in south west London postcodes and make up three-quarters of all SUVs in the UK which are registered to urban drivers.
There is rising concern about their pollution emissions and size which spills out of most parking bays as well as their safety around pedestrians and two-wheelers.
When it comes to doing our bit for the environment, we all know the things which will help reduce our carbon footprint – such as buying less single use plastic, turning off the tap when we brush our teeth, and recycling everything we can. But would you be willing to go one step further, asks Uswitch.
Joel Kempson, Car Insurance Expert, at Uswitch, said, “From single use plastic to fast fashion, we’re all aware of the small changes we can make that reduce our carbon footprint. But more needs to be done in order to hit green targets. As such, the government is under a lot of pressure to reduce harmful carbon emissions. Reducing reliance on vehicles, while simultaneously investing in greener modes of public transport, is an easy way to do this.”
“However, we have to bear in mind that initiatives like this aren’t always going to be viable for everyone. Shift workers, people who need to travel to multiple destinations and those with large families may not be able to rely on public transport, so it’s important to look at what we can achieve as individuals in our global effort to reduce our carbon footprint.”
On the back of the government’s £22million ‘future transport’ scheme, Uswitch wanted to find out if people would be willing to give up their cars to help the environment.
Younger drivers are on board with the initiative