Svenskars kärlek till stora bilar

NYTimes uppmärksammar svenskars kärlek till stora, tunga bilar och vad det innebär för miljön.

Det sker med utgångspunkt från Danderyd, som tydligen är där i Sverige som bilarna spyr ut allra mest koldioxid, 211 gram/km jämfört med snittet i hela riket på 196 gram/km.

"The most recent available
statistics show that Sweden has the highest-pollution-emitting cars in
Western Europe. Many of those happen to be Volvos and Saabs, which tend
to be roomy, high-horsepower models that emit a high count of carbon
dioxide, a major greenhouse gas.

In 2004, when the average new
car in the 15 countries that belonged to the European Union at the time
spewed out 163 grams of carbon dioxide a kilometer, the equivalent
number in Sweden was 196. According to a study by the Swedish ,
the biggest cars in all of Sweden are found here in Danderyd, a wealthy
municipality with average emissions of 211 grams a kilometer."

I relation till de genomsnittsvärden som anges, och vilka mål EU satt upp, får inte "svenska" Saab och Volvo speciellt bra reklam:

"At the end of 2005, Volvo and Saab, which were  sold in the 1990s to  and ,
respectively, together made up more than 40 percent of the top 10
brands on Swedish roads. Last year, all four top-selling models came
from the two carmakers.

The latest version of the No. 2 car on
this list, the Saab 9-5 station wagon, has average emissions of 218
grams of carbon dioxide a kilometer. The top-ranking brand, the Volvo
V70, which alone made up more than 10 percent of the market for new
cars in 2006, emits 231 grams of carbon dioxide a kilometer, more than
100 grams beyond the new goals set by the European Union."

En del kvar att jobba med för båda "våra" stora bilmärken med andra ord. 

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