Some environmentally motivated car buyers are concerned that a hybrid utopia might turn into a toxic nightmare when the nickel metal hydride batteries in today’s hybrids end up in landfills.
Since 1970, vehicle miles traveled have increased approximately 150 percent while the U.S. population increased only about 40 percent. Today, there are approximately 200 million cars in America, and over 700 million vehicles worldwide.
A gallon of gasoline weighs just over 6 pounds. When burned, the carbon in it combines with oxygen from the air to produce nearly 20 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2). Learn more about global warming and read about regulations designed to address climate change.
Jump in the car, start your engine, and you’re off. But do you give any thought to what’s coming out of the tailpipe as you go about your drive?
A list of seven major automobile pollutants and their impact on our health and the environment.
It’s not just air pollution. It’s water pollution, ground pollution, noise pollution, and road kill.
Let’s not overlook the pollution produced getting the car to the showroom and the fuel to your tank.