Letter: 'Green' cars stay in the garage

I DOUBT if all things green have yet gone so far out of fashion that cars bearing government-proposed 'eco-star' ratings will not be marketed as such ('Cleaner cars will earn eco-stars', 20 February).

While eco-stars would supposedly benefit customers, allowing them to make informed choices between models, buyers would be deluding themselves if they bought cars with eco-star ratings for this reason alone.

To do so would be to fail to understand the green message: less consumption, not more. It is a message so deeply subversive to our Western lifestyle, that it is no wonder that ministers and public alike prefer to tinker at its margins rather than act upon it.

Chris Moorhouse

Poole, Dorset