Down to a size 7 Carbon Footprint

by Mark on 11/22/2006

Since buying the diesel Clio (now named Valerie after my daughters French teacher!) I’ve been calculating the reduction in carbon emissions I’ve now made.

The Audi A4, built in 1995, produced 197grammes per kilometre of CO2

It also did 28 miles to the gallon, cost £190 in car tax and £430 in insurance, which equates to a total running cost per year (9,000 miles per year), including servicing etc, of £2,350

The Clio, built in 2001, produces 119 grammes per kilometre of CO2

It does 60 miles to the gallon, cost £50 in car tax and £230 in insurance, which equates to a total running cost per year (9,000 miles per year), including servicing etc, of £1,450

So I’ve reduced my carbon footprint by 40% and saved £900 per year!

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