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Automobiles and the Environment

automoBİLES and the e n VIRONM enT 300- The US is home to 251 MILLION CARS • cars • people 200+ 100+ meaning there are 1970 2000 82 cars for every 100 people 1960 1980 1990 2010 sources of auto emissions 20.3 refueling exhaust losses emissions mpg evaporative emissions 0=C=0 The average car, average automobile fuel consumption rate burning 1 gallon of gas produces 20 cubic pounds of C02 average cost of owenership for 1 year $8622 $6577 Vs SUV sedan 2.9 million miles are traveled SUV's emit 47% more pollution than a sedan anually in the United States SUV SEDAN COMMERCIAL ENERGY USE the average US car emits 12,000 Ibs of C02 from transpotation total Transportation of all types accounts for more than 25% of the world's commercial energy use, and motor vehicles account for nearly 80% of that Automobiles O US rest of the world The US houses 30% of the world's automobiles... It'd take 240 trees to absorb Population 12,000 pounds of C02 O US O rest of the world ... but accounts for only 5% of the world's population Half of the US live in areas that fail to meet federal air quality standards www.epa.gov/history/topics/caa70/05.htm www.bts.go bicycleuniverse.info/transpo/lalmanac.html www.i doc/in-c CO CO Html www. www.arb.ca.gov/html/brochure/50things.htm http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/07/29/loc_highways29.html Number of cars in the US (millions)

Automobiles and the Environment

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Emissions from cars are one of the main contributing factors to global warming. Is is just the emissions or do cars have even further impacting factors upon Mother Earth? Learn about the full impact...

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