Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Research #4..

Green Cabs in Wellington

The Prius is widely considered to be most environmentally friendly vehicle available in the market today.The Prius is a series-parallel configuration hybrid, a vehicle that can run on just the engine, just the batteries, or a combination of both. Toyota's design goals are to reduce the amount of pollution and to maximize fuel efficiency. To do this, it uses a gasoline/electric hybrid powertrain, incorporating large batteries that are charged by the gas (petrol) engine directly or by regenerative braking. Either the engine or the battery (or both) can power the vehicle, depending on conditions. This gives it the acceleration and power of a standard car having a much larger gasoline-burning engine.

---> 50 million trees remove approximately one million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year.

The Prius emits 106gms of C02 per kmWe estimate that each car will travel an average of 60000km per annum but just to be safe we'll work off 80,000km per annum per vehicleMultiply that by the 60 vehicles we haveOur vehicles will produce about 508.8 tonnes of C02 over the course of the year. To offset our emission for this year we will need to plant 30,000 trees.

note:
the average cab driver spends approximately $80 a day on petrol, the average Green Cabbie spends approximately $20 a day on petrol.

www.greencabs.co.nz

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