EVs Save Trees

Ever wonder just how many trees you’ll be saving by switching from a traditional gasoline vehicle to an electric vehicle? Here are some statistics to help you better visualize the beneficial environmental impact driving an electric vehicle can cause. Visits the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator here to calculate your own vehicle’s greenhouse gas emission equivalencies. You can also check out some vehicle specific side by side comparisons here.

2013 Toyota RAV4 AWD 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV
Annual Petroleum Consumption 13.2 barrels or 415.8 gallons 0.3 barrels or 9.45 gallons
Tailpipe CO2 Emissions 354 grams per mile 0 grams per mile
Carbon Sequestered By
  • 94.8 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
  • 3 acres of U.S. forests in 1 year
  • 0.029 acres of U.S. forests preserved from conversion to cropland in 1 year
  • 2.2 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
  • 0.069 acres of U.S. forests in 1 year
  • 0.0006 acres of U.S. forests preserved from conversion to cropland in 1 year

 

2013 Chevrolet Spark 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV
Annual Petroleum Consumption 9.7 barrels or 305.55 gallons 0.2 barrels or 6.3 gallons
Tailpipe CO2 Emissions 259 grams per mile 0 grams per mile
Carbon Sequestered By
  • 69.6 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
  • 2.2 acres of U.S. forests in 1 year
  • 0.021 acres of U.S. forests preserved from conversion to cropland in 1 year
  • 1.4 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
  • 0.046 acres of U.S. forests in 1 year
  • 0.0004 acres of U.S. forests preserved from conversion to cropland in 1 year
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