The changing time gives rise to innovations and convenience. Nevertheless, not all of this is credible and altogether useful. The jumbo vehicles that human beings take pride in driving and find fiercer are among the core reasons for the surging climate change. A myriad of harmful substances discharged into the environment puts the life of flora and fauna at a severe threat of health hazards.
According to a survey in the year 2018, the growing demand for big vehicles was the second-largest supporter for the enhanced CO² emissions from the year 2010 to 2018. The doubled sale of these heavy vehicles has possibly doubled the perils of life hovering over the people on this planet.
Vehicles for sports utility and having off-road features are among those trends that cannot go unnoticed. Every automobile company is commencing its lines of heavy vehicles and at very acceptable and lucrative prices. The heavyweight vehicle output has boosted promptly in the last seven years.
The massive advertisement of its pros has captivated the minds of all the car buyers thus increasing the sale of crossovers and pressure on the environmental activists at the same time. Furthermore, the manufacturers are planning to increase this rate of production by 25% by the year 2025.
This gamble has always been on the side of the automobile enterprises as bigger cars can extract massive profits for them. Thus, these big bets on these big cars shall continue to take place until the severe conditions emerge.
The mass of destruction
The surging climate change has already put nature saviors under immense pressure. This has been increasing due to heavyweight vehicles. An average crossover now weighs around 77 kgs to 80 kgs heavier than it was back in the year 2009.
Imagine the load our earth manages every day! Massive. The science begins here, more weight of a vehicle means more energy it will consume to run on the roads. In the year 2010, 35 million crossovers were sold which is to say a lot of load in one year itself, far from the estimate of continuous sale thus far. According to the agency reports, two in every five automobiles is a heavyweight crossover.
Moreover, it emits more carbon dioxide into the environment, which is resulting in even more damage to living beings. Carbon dioxide emissions have risen by up to 45 percent in recent years. The increased weight might be the reason for improved safety measures in cars. However, they’re skyrocketing the risk of severe health diseases.
The issue is not just the climate
The surging climate change is showcasing its impact in most parts of the world, and thus, various organizations have become warned about the same. IMF has come to action by reserving funds and policies to alter the climate.
The planet is not only suffering from the adverse effects of the high fuel consumption of these cars, but the daily lives of people are also deteriorating. This is because these huge cars are immensely responsible for hourly traffic jams, frequently broken roads, and violation of rules and regulations.
Climate change due to bigger vehicles has become massive because such automobiles are deemed as rugged and rough and are meant mostly for off-roading purposes. Research conducted at Stanford University states that 32 percent of the hit and run cases involved crossovers or huge vehicles. The drivers risk the lives of people walking in the foot, as per the Paris agreement.
Consequently, various policies, such as energy subsidy reforms hunting for greener financial sectors, etc. have taken birth due to the efforts are done by the IMF to eradicate the harms done by these huge cars.
The status symbol
The additional essential purpose for the increased carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere is the word ‘status symbol.’ The world is competing not only at the corporate or financial level but also at an individual level. Everybody wants to put up their best card on the table.
As a result, people end up buying big cars that not only enhance their dignity but sadly also exposes them to risks to various lethal ailments.
Various other reasons for their purchase are:
- The Consumer Reports state that people feel vindicated when they travel in a vehicle that is high above the surface of the road.
- They are easy to travel in rugged regions, such as villages, adventure rides, and mountainous areas.
The problem of carbon footprint shall prevail in the world until the manufacturing companies take a significant step forward.
Less for more
According to a study, people are more attracted to the rates than counting on the pros of an item before buying it. So, the same goes when it comes to purchasing a new crossover vehicle.
The companies have comprehended their gains and, thus, are continually coming up with various lineups that are not just affordable but deliver the best customer services, such as compelling looks and additional (not, in reality) security.
They are merely jeopardizing the lives of the individuals buying their cars because of their increased earnings.
This scenario of surging climate change is the high time that we proclaim this information among the people to liberate our planet from future threats and dangers even when the wealth couldn’t save us. The automotive industry will only doom the planet if suitable measures aren’t exercised to safeguard the environment from these crossovers’ production and the harm they cause.