Driving Green and Adding MPG

Going Green Behind the Wheel

We have all heard about making everyday lifestyle changes to make our lives more green and Earth friendly. So going green or at least making changes to help offset our carbon footprint seems like a natural choice. You may be asking yourself “Do I have to ride the bus everyday or drive some funny looking car that resembles a golf cart more than an actual car?”. The answer of course is no. Increasing your MPG makes an enormous impact on the amount of greenhouse gas your vehicle emits. You in turn save money and you don’t have to give up your sense of style either. It’s a real win-win situation.

Will Driving Green Make a Difference? Yes!

If you compare the amount of greenhouse gas between vehicles you will be amazed at the difference. In this example a popular 2008 4WD SUV was used. If that SUV is driven 15,000 miles a year it will emit approximately 19,800 pounds of greenhouse gas every year. If you take into account that the average driver drives 50 miles a day everyday that number could increase to as much as 16,800 pounds of greenhouse gas every year! That’s quite an impact. If you drive a 2008 Hybrid Honda Civic Sedan those same 15,000 miles a year it will emit only 6,600 pounds of greenhouse gas a year. That’s a difference of a at least 13,200 pounds of greenhouse gas a year!

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