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Motor vehicles account for about 28% of all greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels in on-road and off-road means of transportation.

Best Practices for Gas Emissions from Mobile Sources

  • • Fuel switching involves the use of fuels that emit less carbon dioxide such as biofuels, hydrogen, and electricity produced by renewable sources. An example of this would be to use buses that utilize compressed natural gas or electric or hybrid automobiles where the energy comes from renewable or low carbon fuels.
  • • Use advanced technologies, design, and materials to make more fuel-efficient vehicles. An example of this would be to use hybrid vehicles and to reduce the weight of the materials and reduce aerodynamic resistance. Both the use of alternative fuel and the changes in construction and design allow the vehicle to travel further on considerably less gasoline which produces the greenhouse gases.
  • • Minimize fuel use by reducing the taxiing time of aircraft, and engine idling in buses and trucks, and better maintenance. Also the purchasing of locally grown items of food creates significant fuel savings for transportation sources and enhances the local community while reducing greenhouse gases.
 
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