Air quality impacts of climate mitigation: UK policy and passenger vehicle choice.

  title={Air quality impacts of climate mitigation: UK policy and passenger vehicle choice.},
  author={Eric A Mazzi and Hadi Dowlatabadi},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={41 2},
In 2001-2002 the UK began taxing vehicles according to CO2 emission rates. Since then, there has been a significant increase in consumer choice of small cars and diesel engines. We estimate CO2 reductions and air quality impacts resulting from UK consumers switching from petrol to diesel cars from 2001 to 2020. Annual reductions of 0.4 megatons (Mt) of CO2 and 1 million barrels of oil are estimated from switching to diesels. However, diesels emit higher levels of particulate matter estimated to… CONTINUE READING
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