Carbon Footprint of an Automobile

Output: Press calculate

Formula: CF = milesDriven × avgFuelConsumption × emissionFactor

The carbon footprint of an automobile is calculated by multiplying the total miles driven by the vehicle's average fuel consumption (in gallons per mile) and by the emission factor of the fuel used (usually measured in grams CO2 emitted per gallon of fuel consumed). This formula estimates the total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced by a vehicle over a given distance. CF represents the carbon footprint, milesDriven is the distance traveled, avgFuelConsumption is the average amount of fuel used per mile, and emissionFactor quantifies the CO2 emissions per unit of fuel.

Tags: Environment, Carbon Footprint, Vehicle Emissions