There are 232 million registered cars in the U.S. – that is almost one car/person
The average American driver consumes 600 gallons of fuel annually
Cars & trucks (not the entire transportation sector) driven in the U.S. emit 333 million tons of CO2 annually – over 20% of our total emissions
Americans drive 2.7 TRILLION miles annually (equivalent to ten trips to the moon)
Approximately 75% of all car trips taken are for distances of 5 miles or less
Corn based or sugarcane based ethanol are viable alternatives to oil-based fuels
Viable technological solutions are those that allow us to continue our current levels of consumption; we should not consider altering our habits
Technology alone will not change or solve our car culture. Biofuels cannot replace oil and/or allow us to continue with business as usual.
Technological advances coupled with minor to significant changes in individuals’ behavior is the solution.