What is your carbon footprint? You can't see carbon dioxide (CO2) and you can't smell CO2. It is not easy to get your head around the climate-changing greenhouse emissions problem.
How many kilometres do you travel by car each year? Lets say that the vehicle is a light sedan and 10,000 kms per year is for personal short distance/commuter mobility. We'll compare your light sedan with my HybriPed Ped-Power Bike. The bike first:
Ped-Power Bike CO2 Emissions
- Fuel consumption at about 120 kilometres / litre: (83 litres)
- Oil consumed at 5% oil/fuel mix: 4.2 litres
- 2-stroke engine: 70% fuel is burnt, contributing to atmospheric carbon emissions
- Total HybriPed Bike CO2 emissions: 172 kilograms per annum.
Light Sedan CO2 Emissions
Now, your light sedan consumes fuel at 6 litres/100 kilometres with CO2 emissions at 141 grams/kilometre. Total CO2 emissions: 1,410 kilograms per annum.