Report on Driving Efficiency
Reporton Driving Efficiency
Milecoverage and gas consumptions for week one and two
Everyday I drive to college or work. I have a 2016 Honda PilotSix-cylinder with an efficiency of 5.3 gals/100miles and a 2016Nissan Murano vehicle which is a four cylinder it has ecosystemactive, and an effectiveness of 2.5 gals /100miles. During week one,the 180 miles were covered, and the gas consumption was 8 gallonswhile during week two, the miles covered were 182 with a gasconsumption of 9 gallons. Therefore, the mpg for week one was 23while mpg for week 2 was 20. The mpg value was higher in week onecompared to week two by 3 gallons. The differences might have beengreatly contributed by the variations in car maintenance and on thelesser extent by the driving differences.
Costand Benefit Analysis
Propermaintenance of a car is more beneficial because it reduces the amountof fuel consumed as well as promotes a green environment. Thebenefits associated with proper maintenance as well as drivinginclude the minimal fuel consumption thus a high mpg. The amount ofmoney saved in week two versus week one is about $2. There was anincreased cost in the week to driving in terms of time consumption aswell as fuel consumption per mileage. The immediate benefitsregarding money saved were lesser than the costs because more timewas required to cover the same distance that could have been coveredwithin a few minutes in case the car was well maintained.
Proposedchanges to improve future transportation
Consideringthat CO2 is the major greenhouse effect gas impacting the climatechange, poor car maintenance and increased fuel consumptions leads tothe increased release of the greenhouse gasses and thus undesirableimpact on the climate. For future transport choices, I plan to usewell maintain vehicles with limited fuel consumption as well asreduced greenhouse gas emissions to promote environmentalsustainability. Failure to maintain a car results to a short-termgain regarding money saved, but has undesired long-term effects onthe environment (Van Vuuren, Stehfest, Gernaat, Doelman, Van denBerg, Harmsen, &Girod, 2017).
VanVuuren, D. P., Stehfest, E., Gernaat, D. E., Doelman, J. C., Van denBerg, M., Harmsen, M., &Girod, B. (2017). Energy, land-use andgreenhouse gas emissions trajectories under a green growthparadigm. Globalenvironmental change, 42,237-250.
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