Especially if it includes all vehicles. I know lots of people who have a few motorcycles of all ages. Not classics, just hacks. a 30 year old hack can knock the system a long way out for that day. Same with farms and old vans, landys and quads.Big Mangalhit wrote: ↑Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:48 amExactly but I think that often owners with availably space (big houses, countryside etc.) keep their old cars for a rainy day or because of emotional attachment or to save the money of having to scrap and that can augment the average in quite a bit if they are still being counted as not scrapped. Don't know the rules in the UK but this is quite common in countries you have to pay to scrap (some are financed by the government to reduce the number of old cars).
I still think it would be a much greener approach if we used our things as much as we could out of them. Everybody talks about the efficiency of new machinery but the CO2 and energy tax of producing a new machine (and disposal of old) when your old, albeit less efficient, is still running will probably never offset for most cases. Or maybe I think this way cause I'm still in love with my 19 years old Civic <3
On the reason people change cars, the fuel use has to be considered and in UK taxation. It is more expensive to keep an old car.