SUV sales rocketed by 35m in 2021

This led to a 120m tonne increase in carbon emissions reveals a new IEA report

COP26 Live: Activists deflate tyres of SUVs in Glasgow

The activist group Tyred of SUVs blamed “unnecessary luxury lifestyle choices” for what is driving the climate breakdown

SUV drivers ‘could save nearly 9m tonnes of CO2 a year by switching to EVs’

Only half of the SUV drivers consider currently making the switch, according to new research

Calls to ban SUVs as carbon-intensive cars clog city streets

The New Weather Institute says SUV advertising should be banned, in much the same way tobacco advertising has been outlawed in the interest of public health

Formula E invests in new electric off-road motorsport championship

Extreme X will see electric SUVs compete in some of the most testing off-road conditions in the world

SUVs are ‘second-largest contributor to rise in global emissions since 2010’

The International Energy Agency says this puts the cars ahead of heavy industry such as steel, cement, aluminium, as well as trucks and aviation

Toyota and China’s BYD to drive EVs and battery production

They aim to launch the products in the Chinese market under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020s