Posts Tagged ‘hybrid car’

In 2015, PG&E and BMW announced the BMW i ChargeForward Program that allow BMW i3 owners to get paid for delaying charging when the power grid is under heavy strain. Get up to $1540!

Tesla Model S electric Car

Tesla Model S is the first luxury production electric car. With up to 265 mile range and extremely fast 0-60 times of 3.2 seconds, this state of the art electric car has 5+2 seating. 29 miles per hour of charging via 240V outlet.

Read the rest of this entry »

29 Sep

Airplane Fuel Efficiency and Airplane CO2 Emissions Calculator

Posted by Norman F, September 29th, 2014

airplane carbon offset

Vacation? Traveling on a plane or car?

A recent article analyzed the fuel efficiency of airlines and found they get 60 to 75 seat miles per gallon of fuel in 2009.  Better than the 50 mpg of a Toyota Prius hybrid automobile. Alaska, JetBlue, Southwest, and Continental were best.  The most fuel efficient planes were the Boeing 777-200ER wide body at 82 mpg and Boeing 737-900 at 99 mpg.  The Airbus A320 at 77 mpg is their best.

Want to go a step further? We noticed a Climate passport kiosk in the airport.  You can pay to offset your airplanes emissions. A 2,000 Miles (4 hr flight) generates 1,869 lbs of  CO2, and costs $11.44 to offset. The money goes toward:

Climate Passport Carbon Footprint Calculator uses carbon offsets from the Garcia River Forest. This project is based Mendocino County, California and is focused on the capture of carbon dioxide and the storage of it within native redwood forest. They also work to create a sustainable inventory of eco-friendly wood.

Read the rest of this entry »