Helping save our environment is the priority if our children are to inherit a healthier world to live in. Taking proper car of and upping its fuel efficiency will improve the air quality, decrease air born particulates and help decrease total emissions that lead to global warming. This caring for our environment will support improved conditions for many endangered species which includes us.
Burning fossil fuels such as gasoline and diesel or wood burning releases carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) and particulates into the atmosphere, contributing to global climate change. CO2 is the most important human-made GHG, and highway vehicles account for 26% of U.S. CO2 emissions (1.7 billion tons each year).
Each gallon of gasoline you burn creates 20 pounds of CO2.
Tax credits through Feds on your purchase of a new hybrid, lean-burn, alternative fuel, and electric vehicles will encourage the use of cars better suited for our changing climate.
The average vehicle emits around 6 to 9 tons of CO2 each year.
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Excerpts courtesy of fueleconomy.gov
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