This week I have focused on gas prices and fuel economy…but why is this so important? According to FuelEconomy.gov there are four main reasons why fuel economy is so important:
1. Increased fuel economy can save you money. Calculate your annual fuel costs and savings HERE.
2. Increased fuel economy reduces our dependence on imported oil. Did you know that only 42% of the oil we use is from domestic resources? Click HERE for more information.
3. Increased fuel economy reduces climate change. Did you know that the average vehicle emits around 6 to 9 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) each year? Click HERE for more info.
4. Increased fuel economy helps promote energy sustainability. Sustainability can be achieved through the use of renewable resources, technological advancement, and conservation. Click HERE for more information.
What will you do to increase your fuel economy and decrease your carbon footprint?