Transport is responsible for around a quarter of EU greenhouse gas emissions making it the second biggest greenhouse gas emitting sector after energy (European Commission, 2014).




  • At the end of March 2014 there were 35.3 million vehicles licensed for use on the road in Great Britain (Department for Transport, 2014).

  • Vehicles have a major impact on the environment through their construction, use and eventual disposal. During a vehicles lifetime its CO2 emissions break down as 10% from its manufacture and 5% from its disposal and 85% coming from fuel use and servicing operations (Environmental Protection UK, 2014).



'Road transport accounts for 22% of total UK emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) a major contributor to climate change.'

(Environmental Protection UK, 2014).