In 1886, one definitive invention changed our world forever – the invention of the motorcar by Karl Benz in Germany. Through the 20th century, the automobile industry grew by leaps and bounds, literally driving people into a new consumer goods-oriented world – imagine, over 1.2 billion vehicles hog the world’s roads today!
However, the automobile industry also went from being at the lifeblood of the economy, to becoming the industry that sucked the lifeblood out of the environment! The statistics of environmental damage by cars is mindboggling – this infographic highlights some scary truths.
The Effect Of Cars On The Environment:
Infographic by – 800LoanMart