Design Essay: Are ‘Responsible’ Cars the Future?

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We took a look at why a holistic view of a vehicle’s environmental and social impact is needed when developing the cars of the future

As we’re all undoubtedly aware, environmental concerns are an omnipresent topic of discussion in automotive circles today. From Dieselgate and Clean Air Zones to carbon-based taxation and the much-vaunted rise of the EV, when we talk about cars, we invariably talk about green issues too.

What is striking nonetheless, is that these discussions are often rather one-dimensional in nature, being focused almost entirely on tailpipe emissions, as opposed to taking a more holistic view of a vehicle’s environmental and social impact.

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