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Compare Your Car's Emissions to Transit Emissions
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Populate the input cell marked in yellow
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I drive a car like aLexus RX 450hSelect your car. For a better comparison select average new car in 2025.
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This car gets27.4mpg
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Engine typeGasoline
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Trip typeAverage to or from workSelect from dropdown
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#Occupants1.67Derived from US DOT, Federal Highway Administration
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8,887mpg > g CO2 conversion
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Emissions per pass. mile194g CO2 emitted per mile
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Your passenger mpg45.8
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114.55%conversion to diesel mpg
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How Passenger MPGs Compare
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Passenger mpg
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Source of data
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Toyota Camry52.4
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Bus32.4(1)
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Bus (GG Transit)51.1
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Ferry (GG Transit)14.0(2)
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Average US Transit36.2(1)
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Commuter Rail (E.g. SMART)45.8(1)
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Heavy Rail54.0(1)
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Light Rail36.1(1)
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Demand Responsive8.1(2). E.g. on demand shuttle
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(1) National Transit database, 2010 reporting year
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(2) National Transit database 2011 reporting year
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How Emissions Compare
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g CO2 per mileEmissions compared to selected car
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ABAG 2040 cars assumption212.7
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Toyota Camry169.5
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Bus314.185.26%
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Heavy Rail188.411.13%
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Commuter Rail (SMART)222.431.18%
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Bus (GG Transit)199.217.50%
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