24 Sep '14, 1pm

Car Ownership Rates Plunge In European Cities; Smartphones More Important

Car Ownership Rates Plunge In European Cities; Smartphones More Important

By Stephen Edelstein 714 views Sep 24, 2014 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License) Enlarge Photo Would you replace your car with a smartphone? With the increased connectivity offered by smartphones, it may be that more people will find car ownership unnecessary where alternative forms of transportation are available. Has last century's romantic attachment to cars been eroded by a culture fixated on texting and web surfing? That's what appears to be happening in Europe where, Bloomberg reports, car ownership rates in major cities are plummeting. ALSO READ: Diesel Pollution In London Makes Air Worse Than Beijing For Nitrous Oxides Since 2005, the number of vehicles per 1,000 people in Paris has fallen 9 percent, alongside an 8 percent drop in London, according to research firm Euromonitor International...

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1094590_car-ownership...

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