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The activist group known as the Tire Extinguishers earlier announced plans to target SUV drivers across the country in a drastic bid to cut emissions. According to coordinators from Tire Extinguishers, at least 3,000 cars have had their tires deflated in the UK, but the true number is likely much higher as many go unreported.

Baron Browne of Madingley, a former chief executive of BP, discovered his tires had been deflated last month and a leaflet was stuck under the windshield wipers, The Times reported.

He found the message difficult to accept: “Be careful, your energy guzzler kills.

“We have deflated one or more of your tires. You will be angry, but don’t take it personally.

“It’s not you, it’s your car. Psychological studies show that SUV drivers are more likely to take risks on the roads. SUVs are useless and pure vanity.

The car, a Mercedes, was a modestly sized electric SUV.

Browne told The Times: “We were appalled because our car is electric.

“What if we needed to use it in an emergency – to go to the hospital or something? It’s right to fight climate change, but it’s not the right way to s take it.

Tire extinguishers say SUVs are a “disaster” for our climate and the second biggest cause of the global rise in carbon dioxide emissions over the past decade.

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This notice was published: 2022-06-05 01:33:01

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