Emissions Per New Car Driver Fell 20 Percent In Five Years

U.S. drivers of new cars produced an average of 20 percent less emissions per driver in September 2012 than in October 2007, a reduction that occurred thanks to the purchase of more fuel-efficient vehicles, a new study from the University of Michigan found. Here’s a chart showing the trend, with emissions in green, fuel economy in red and distance driven in blue:

 

(H/T: The Washington Post

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