The Energy Efficiency of Movement

The Energy Efficiency of Mavemént WellHome.. Improve the weather inside Most individuals concerned with climate change probably include their vehicle as a primary factor in their carbon footprint. In truth, your carbon footprint involves any form of non-human-powered transportation you utilize. This infographic is meant to illuminate the energy and emission differences between different forms of transportation to give you a better concept of the improvements you can make by using more efficient forms of transportation. 1. Transportation accounts for 22% of energy use worldwide and 27% of carbon emissions. 2. Ninety-six percent of the energy used for transportation in major energy-consuming countries comes from petroleum fuels, which are a main cause of global climate change. 3. Three fourths of transportation energy use originates from road vehicles, about 2/3 is consumed by passenger mobility, and 1/3 is utilized by moving freight. Transportation Energy Consumption by Mode, 2005 1% Motorcycles 2% Rail 3% Pipeline 5% Water 9% Air 17% Heavy duty road 63% Light vehicles Passenger Transportation Emission Trends: 5000 4000 In the U.S., where personal or family vehicles are ubiquitous, it logically follows that we're responsible for vast amounts of fossil fuel consumption and subsequent CO2 emissions. If developing countries were to follow suit, and achieve per capita car ownership rates similar to the U.S., our planet simply could not sustain the strain. The graph to the right demonstrates U.S. emissions vs. other countries and highlights the need to individually reevaluate our transportation decisions. 3000 2000 1000 Low Income Asian cities European cities Passengertransport CO2 emissions (kg/person/year) Passenger transport emissions Public transport emissions Transportation Energy Consumption by Mode, 2005 List of Transportation Modes by Person-Miles Per Gallon (PMPG) *PMPG for transportation modes that don't involve gasoline is the equivalent of the energy consumption if it is translated into gasoline. Transport Average PMPG Max PMPG Bicycle 984 984 Walking 700 700 Freight Ship 340 570 Running 315 315 Freight Train 190,5 190,5 Plug-in Hybrid. 110.6 350 Motorcycle 71.8 113 Passenger Train 71.6 189.7 Airplane 42.6 53.6 Bus 38.3 330 Car 35.7 113 18-Wheeler (Truck) 32.2 64.4 Light Truck, SUV, Minivan 31.4 91 By better understanding the equivalent MPG and CO2 emissions for forms of transportation other than driving your car, you can get a better feeling for just how inefficient it can be for a single person to use a single car as their main mode of transportation. MPG MPG: Miles per gallon of given mode of transport Yearly Fuel Consumed Equiv: Estimated yearly consumption if energy is translated into gasoline. Yearly Fuel/Energy Savings: Gallons of gasoline saved each year, if this mode of transportation completely replaced driving. Yearly Emissions Savings: CO2 emissions saved each year, if this mode of transportation completely replaced driving. Equiv Trees/Acres: Based on CO2 savings, how many trees this would be. MPG Walking 700 17.14 gallons 325 gallons 6305 131 trees Running 300 40 gallons 303 gallons 5878 122 trees Bicycles 984 12.19 gallons 331 gallons 6421 133 trees Plugin-Hybrids 110.6 108.4 gallons 235 gallons 4559 94 trees Electric Vehicles 250 48 gallons 202 gallons 3918 81 trees Passenger Trains 71.6 167.5 gallons 176 gallons 3414 71 trees Buses 38.3 313 gallons 30 gallons 582 12 trees Airplanes 42.6 281 gallons 62 gallons 1,202 25 trees Ships 340 35 gallons 308 gallons 5,975 124 trees *Savings calculated against yearly light vehicle use of 12,000 miles (American avg. Sources: transportation-ranked-by-mpg/ cities ncome Asian citie Eastern European c Middle Eastern cities Latin American cities African cities A Chinese cities

The Energy Efficiency of Movement

shared by rmmojado on Jan 24
Driving down the street you see cars, buses, motorcycles, pedestrians, bicycles, and so many other forms of transportation. Each of these have different levels of energy efficiency and below we take a...


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