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New report finds millions of Britons planning to get rid of their cars 

 How the cost of living crisis and environmental concerns mean 6 million
Britons could ditch their cars.

A new report has found that 6.4 million
people are preparing to sell, or not replace, their motors due to the cost
of living crisis and a growing interest in healthier, more sustainable,

There are currently around 33 million cars in the UK. But while
millions of people may intend to sell their cars in the coming years, how
feasible is it really for such large numbers to switch to alternatives,
such as walking, cycling and e-biking and buses, coaches and trains?

There are signs that a shift is already taking place. This was fueled, in part,
by the pandemic, which prompted people to walk and cycle more to avoid
crowded public transport and reduced car journeys as people worked from

The new report reveals that 9.1 million Britons have already stopped
using their cars for at least some short journeys. In many cases they are
using public transport instead – although nearly 4 million are now
cycling or e-biking to work, according to the report, from Swytch
Techology, a maker of kit to convert regular bikes to e-bikes. This
involved a survey of 2,074 British adults conducted by the Yonder research

 iNews 21st May 2023


May 22, 2023 - Posted by | ENERGY

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