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* Japanese cars are required by law to get more than 45 miles per gallon whereas for cars in the U.S. the standard is under 25 mpg. * Japanese cars are required by law to get more than 45 miles per gallon whereas for cars in the U.S. the standard is under 25 mpg.
* Australian cars have a [http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/transport/env_strategy.html#nafc voluntary target] set in 2003 of 6.8L/100km for petrol passenger cars by 2010. This represents an 18% improvement in the fuel efficiency of new vehicles between 2002 and 2010. * Australian cars have a [http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/transport/env_strategy.html#nafc voluntary target] set in 2003 of 6.8L/100km for petrol passenger cars by 2010. This represents an 18% improvement in the fuel efficiency of new vehicles between 2002 and 2010.
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 +== Cycling saves carbon emissions==
 +* A cyclist who commutes 18km each way every day on a relatively flat commute will save each year:
 +**2.6 tonnes C02 and $7000 compared to the Land cruiser
 +**0.9 tonnes of C02 and $3000 compared to the Corolla

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Interesting facts on green topics.

Car fuel consumption standards

  • Japanese cars are required by law to get more than 45 miles per gallon whereas for cars in the U.S. the standard is under 25 mpg.
  • Australian cars have a voluntary target set in 2003 of 6.8L/100km for petrol passenger cars by 2010. This represents an 18% improvement in the fuel efficiency of new vehicles between 2002 and 2010.

Cycling saves carbon emissions

  • A cyclist who commutes 18km each way every day on a relatively flat commute will save each year:
    • 2.6 tonnes C02 and $7000 compared to the Land cruiser
    • 0.9 tonnes of C02 and $3000 compared to the Corolla
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