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This is for all the people who say silly things like "making and shipping the batteries in hybrids/electrics causes more pollution than they'll ever save". ORLY?
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Over120000miles, a
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a50MPG
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car will consume2,400.00gallons (US) of gasoline
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which weigh approx.7.41tons1 gallon weighs 6.175-6.3 lbs, I took the low number.
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and produce23.24tons of CO2.(see
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http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/co2.shtml
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for "How can a gallon of gasoline produce 20 pounds of carbon dioxide.")
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Over120000miles, a
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a35MPG(The fine VW TDIs get 34 EPA mpg overall)
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car will consume3,428.57gallons (US) of gasoline
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which weigh approx.10.59tons
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and produce33.21tons of CO2.
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The first car is43%better mpg, and means
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1,029fewer gallons, i.e.
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3.18tons less gasoline,And people claim that making 120 lbs of battery pack is somehow worse than making then burning 6,360 lbs of gasoline! Get a clue!
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9.96tons less CO2.
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