Adverts for large polluting cars 'should be banned'

Found on BBC News on Monday, 03 August 2020
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A new campaign called "Badvertising" is demanding an immediate end to adverts for large polluting cars.

The authors want to outlaw advertising for cars with average emissions of over 160g CO2/km, and those exceeding 4.8m in length.

Would an ad ban work, though? Steve Gooding, from the RAC Foundation, said: "People spending £70,000 on a new car are probably not swayed much by ads – they’re attracted to the prestige brand. I suspect banning adverts wouldn’t make a great deal of difference."

You don't take over a market by outlawing your competitor, you do it by offering a better product; and it seems like electric cars are not appealing the majority yet.