Experts at the Historic Classic and Vehicle Association (HCVA) have warned classic car emissions are a “widespread misconception”. Instead, the HCVA says policymakers must have “all the facts” before making decisions which could affect owners.
The HCVA said they would work hard to endure the facts were “properly understood”.
They said: “There’s a widespread misconception that classic vehicles are environmentally unfriendly.
“We need to make sure policymakers have all the facts.
“The truth is that the average classic car produces under HALF the carbon dioxide emissions of using a mobile phone or computer for a year.
“Myth-busting facts like that need to be properly understood when policies that affect us all are made.
“Our job is to make sure the right people have the right information.”
The claims were made using data from a CEBR report for HERO-ERA commissioned at the end of 2020.
The report shows the average classic car users produce just 563kg of CO2 emissions every year.