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What is the “carbon footprint” of a new road vehicle?

What is the “carbon footprint” of a new road vehicle from its manufacture from raw materials and how many miles does it have to travel before this becomes insignificant when compared with the mileage carbon output. By raw materials I mean from iron ore, bauxite and crude oil to sheet steel, aluminium alloy engine block and plastics.
Peter Lewis from East Sussex (Age 55+)

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  1. I’m not sure as to the exact total, but there is certainly a large carbon footprint associated with the manufacture of new cars. It appears, in fact, that unless there is a very substantial reduction in carbon emissions from vehicles, the lost emissions may be more than offset by the footprint of building the vehicles in the first place.

    Thus, as well as reducing the emissions of the vehicles, the motor industry will need to look at reducing the carbon footprint of building them.

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