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GHG Emissions from a Typical Passenger Vehicle

  • Find answers to common questions (PDF) (5 pp, 167K, EPA 420 F 11 041, December 2011, About PDF) about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from passenger vehicles and how these emissions are measured and calculated.

Fast Facts: U.S. Transportation Sector GHG Emissions

2011 U.S. GHG Emissions by Sector

Industry 28%
Transportation27%
Commercial17%
Residential 17%
Agriculture 9%
U.S. Territories1%

2011 U.S. Transportation Sector GHG Emissions by Source

Passenger Cars 43%
Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks22%
Light-Duty Trucks18%
All Other Transportation Sources6%
Aircraft8%
Ships and Boats3%

 

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