For every km cycled, 246.1 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. This trend continued into 2018.

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 10 best-selling vehicles in Canada in 2018
Last Accessed: March 7, 2019
https://driving.ca/gmc/auto-news/news/the-10-best-selling-vehicles-in-canada-in-2018

The City fuel consumption rating for a 2017 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

The City fuel consumption rating for a 2018 Ford F-Series is 10.7 L/100km.

2018 Ford F-150 diesel can do 7.8 L/100 kilometres on the highway
Last Accessed: March 7, 2019
https://driving.ca/ford/auto-news/news/2018-ford-f-150-diesel-can-do-7-8-l-100-kilometres-on-the-highway

Example

  • The median commute distance in Brampton is 9.2km.
  • The City fuel consumption rating for a Ford F-Series is 10.7 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 = 10.7 / 100
Litres / km = 0.107

kg CO/2 per km = (Litres / km) * 2.3
kg CO/2 per km = 0.107 * 2.3
kg CO/2 per km = 0.2461

Based on this estimation, 2.3 kg of CO/2 are released into the atmosphere for every 9.2 km commute by automobile.

For every km cycled, 246.1 grams of CO/2 emissions are saved. Over the course of an average commuting day, this amounts to approximately 4.5 kilograms, 23 kilograms over a 5-day work week, and 1177.3 kg over the course of a year (52 weeks).