Vehicles

Most of us travel by personal auto – there are many ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your car!

Carbon Offsets

Hybrid/Green 41+ mpg

6,000 lbs CO2 (2.72 MT)​
$27.21

Hybrid/Green 41+ mpg

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$27.21

Compact/Mid 29-40 mpg

​8,000 lbs CO2 (3.63 MT)
$36.28

Compact/Mid 29-40 mpg

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$36.28

Luxury/Full Size 19-28 mpg

​12,000 lbs CO2 (5.44 MT)
$54.42

Luxury/Full Size 19-28 mpg

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$54.42

SUV/Truck 10-18 mpg

20,000 lbs CO2 (9.07MT)
$90.70

SUV/Truck 10-18 mpg

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$90.70

Vehicle Carbon Reduction Tips

Every day think about how you could reduce the miles you drive and pretty soon you’ll start identifying lots of opportunities.

01 Drive Better

Studies have shown up to 30% of the difference in miles per gallon (MPG) is due to driving habits alone. You could save more than a tonne of CO2 per year by:

  • Accelerating slowly and smoothly
  • Driving the speed limit
  • Maintaining a steady speed
  • Anticipating your stops and starts

02 Maintenance

Keep your car tuned up and running efficiently.

03 More Maintenance

Replace your air, oil and fuel filters according to schedule.

04 Tires

Keep your tires properly inflated (just this can save 400-700 pounds of CO2 per year).

Make your next vehicle a fuel-efficient one – Check out EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide for info on miles per gallon as well as EPA SmartWay® certified vehicles, meeting rigorous air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions standards.

05 Household fuel efficiency

If your household has two cars and one is used mostly for commuting, make the commuting car a real gas sipper if you can’t for both.