Climate Action — Driving

Driving

Cars, Cars, Cars

Spending the Same Money Twice

  • you can reduce emissions by switching to electric cars and
  • emissions from driving will go down by 1.5% a year because of better technologies like electric cars,

Manufacturing and Driving

The UK

Miles per Gallon

Distance Driven

Emissions

  • 0.9 tons per person per year embedded in the new cars people buy, warming the Little Planet by 0.09 °C in 2100.
  • 1.3 tons per person per year from driving those cars, warming the Little Planet by 0.14 °C in 2100.

The US

Miles per Gallon

Distance Driven

Emissions

  • 1.8 tons per person per year embedded in the new cars people buy, warming the Little Planet by 0.19 °C in 2100.
  • 2.7 tons per person per year from driving those cars, warming the Little Planet by 0.29 °C in 2100.

Reducing Emissions

Driving Less

Switching Car

  • 180g in a mid-sized five-door electric car.
  • 530g in an average UK car at 36 miles per gallon.

Driving Differently

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