Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Fuel Use of Various Modes of Transportation

What’s the most efficient way to get around? Planes might burn a lot of fuel, but they also are filled with people, making each gallon go a lot farther. How does that stack up against trains, buses, cars, or the gasoline equivalent of eating a burger and hopping on your bike? The answer may surprise you. In our latest Transparency, GOOD looks at what form of transportation gets the most bang per gallon on a 350 mile trip.
Interesting stuff. I especially like how they have gallons per mile information. I am surprised how inefficient cruise ships are given how efficient cargo ships are. And remember, if you have 3 or more people you use less fuel by traveling in an SUV than in an airplane.

via GOOD

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