15 Jul '11, 9pm

Good news! CO2 from new cars in the U.S. is down 14 % from 2007 (people buying smarter cars)

Good news! CO2 from new cars in the U.S. is down 14 % from 2007 (people buying smarter cars)

The 14 percent reduction is enshrined in the latest monthly Eco-Driving Index from the University of Michigan. Michael Sivak, a research professor at Michigan, told me that this is a “significant” drop in just four years. He said the index measured a two percent decline in per capita driving, which is also significant because vehicle miles traveled went straight up for decades. The index found a 12 percent improvement in new car fuel economy, which is reflective of wholesale abandonment of V-8-powered SUVs and trucks in favor of four-cylinder compacts.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/cars-n...

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