Eco activists strike again, slash tires of luxury vehicles in other parts of the U.S

Twitter-The Tyre Extinguishers

Eco activists called The Tyre Extinguishers have been slashing tires of gas guzzling vehicles across the U.K., from March 2022. Late last month, the eco movement reached the U.S. as activists slashed the tires of more than 40 SUVs and other luxury cars in New York City. In July, they have targeted other cities across the nation including Chicago, San Francisco, and Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Reports says that the movement that is strong in both the U. K. and in Europe claims that it has slashed more than 5,000 tires in the past five months it has operated. It publishes its slashing efforts online. It said that it was responsible for the 40 tires that had been slashed in late June, in Manhattan. It also claimed that its members slashed 20 vehicles each in Chicago and Scranton as well as 23 or more in San Francisco.

The activists said that they had cut tires as owners of gas guzzling SUVs drove them in urban areas and caused “huge consequences for others.” The group also said that the world was “facing a climate emergency.” It justified the actions taken by them as governments and politicians were not taking action. The group also spoke of targeting large electric and hybrid vehicles as they also have a carbon footprint.

tire slashing on the car

The Tyre Extinguishers place flyers on the vehicles that are targeted by their members. They said that the group was autonomous and no one knew who had deflated the tires. The website of the group provides tips on how to quickly deflate tires. It also provides leaflet information that can be printed in several languages. These flyers can be placed on the windshield of the SUVs and luxury vehicles that have been targeted for their carbon footprints that are bigger that other medium sized cars.

SUVs emit approximately 25 percent more carbon dioxide when compared with a mid-sized car. They also consume 25 percent more energy when companies with these cars. Their numbers have increased exponentially across the world from below 50 million in 2010 to about 320 million in 2021.

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