For every km cycled, 312.8 grams of CO/2 emissions are saved.

 

CO/2 Saved

“CO2 emissions are directly proportional to the amount of fuel consumed – for every litre of gasoline used, about 2.3 kilograms (kg) of CO2 are generated.”

Source: 2017 Fuel Consumption Guide
Last Accessed: June 14, 2017
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/buying/7487

 

Ford’s F-Series trucks were the most popular vehicle in Canada in 2017. The F-Series was the most popular truck for the 52nd year in row.

The 15 top-selling vehicles in a banner 2017 sales year for Canada
Last Accessed: April 14, 2018

http://driving.ca/ford/auto-news/news/313676

 

The City fuel consumption rating for a Ford F-Series is 13.6 L/100km

The F-150’s new, more powerful twin-turbo V6 engine makes a world of difference
Last Accessed: April 14, 2018
http://driving.ca/ford/f-150/reviews/road-test/pickup-review-2017-ford-f-150-ecoboost

 

Example:

  • The median commute distance in Brampton is 8km.
  • The City fuel consumption rating for a Ford F-Series is 13.6 L/100km

 

Given these inputs, the CO/2 saved on a commute trip can be estimated this way:

Litres (of gas) / km = (Fuel Consumption) / 100
Litres / km = 13.6 / 100
Litres / km = 0.136

kg CO/2 per km = (Litres / km) * 2.3
kg CO/2 per km = 0.136 * 2.3
kg CO/2 per km = 0.3128

 

Based on this estimation, 2.5 kg of CO/2 are released into the atmosphere for every 8 km commute by automobile.

For every km cycled, 312.8 grams of CO/2 emissions are saved. Over the course of an average commuting day, this amounts to approximately 5 kilograms, 25 kilograms over a 5-day work week, and 1,301.2 kg (over 2,868 lbs!) over the course of a year (52 weeks).