Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Save money, and the planet



Chart above from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Shows comparitive average fleet mileage by year.

At $3.40 per gallon, assuming you drive 12,000 miles a year at the US average of 23 miles per gallon, you're spending roughly $1,800 per year on gasoline.

If you would like to save $900 per year (and cut your transportation greenhouse gases in half) - you just need a car that achieves what all cars in Japan do, on average.

How hard can that be? What would you do with $900 more every year?

You could settle for 18.4 cents a gallon ($96 dollars a year). But you wouldn't do that, would you?

Even the Chinese are kicking our ass. Wonder what it costs America to be at the bottom of this list?

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posted at 12:01:00 PM by Neil

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