‘Tyre pressure helps making Holland carbon-neutral’
The Netherlands want to be carbon-neutral by 2030, so CO2 emissions need to decrease significantly. “Every little bit helps”, says Bertho Eckhardt, chairman of car, truck and bike sales federation Bovag. “When tyres have the right tyre pressure, there is less rolling friction and fuel consumption is lower. Better for one’s purse and better for the environment.”
Megaton of CO2
“It is easy to contribute”, says Eckhardt. “When every car driver drives with the right tyre pressure, traffic will be safer and the Netherlands can save up to one megaton of CO2, which is quite impressive. Target for Mobility is to save at least 7 megaton CO2 in 2030.”
Tyre pressure monitor system
A tyre pressure monitor system could be useful and, if it were up to the European Commission, could once be on the list of safety features to be standard equipment on new cars.
There’s still work to be done, though. Last weekend Bovag organized a tyre campaign nearby the border, focusing on the Dutch, leaving on holiday with their caravans. “Scores for tyre pressure were very low, which is not only bad for the environment but simply dangerous.”