Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
If you drive a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, there will be tailpipe greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from gasoline combustion, as well as fuel production emissions associated with both gasoline and electricity. Shown below are the grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per mile for your region of the country.
Your CO2 Emissions Rates
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GHG emissions vary based on how the electricity is produced. For example, electricity produced from coal will likely result in significantly higher GHG emissions than electricity produced from renewable sources like wind. The total CO2 emissions rate for this vehicle in your region is 230 grams per mile. The national average for this vehicle is 260 grams per mile. The total CO2 emissions rate for the average gasoline car is 500 grams per mile.
*Total emissions rate includes tailpipe emissions and the emissions associated with the production and distribution of fuel. Emissions associated with electric operation are estimated using recent electricity generation data regardless of the model year of the vehicle selected.
The calculations above assume that 66% of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle's operation is powered by electricity and the rest is powered from gasoline. In the future, you will be able to customize these estimates based on your driving habits.
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