Using behavioral insights to promote smarter decisions about energy efficiency and energy use.
What is the MPG Illusion?
Calculate Your Gas Use & Costs
Quiz and Video
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Graph of Gallons per 10,000 Miles (GPM) as a Function of MPG
Click here to open a powerpoint copy of this graph.
Burning one gallon of gas releases about 20 pounds of carbon dioxide
(another 20 percent is released in producing gasoline). Every 100 gallons saved reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 1 ton.
gpm = 1/mpg
GPM = MPG ^-1
mpg = 1/gpm