Monday, August 29, 2005

High Gas Prices Prompt Driver to Trade in Truck for smart car

Commuter Parks F150, saves $7000 and 15 tonnes of GHG

Excerpt from:

Craig Brooks of Welland, Ontario

"I previously drove a 1997 F-150 4.2 litre extended cab. The truck is averaging about 15.5 litres/100 kms. At current fuel costs here ($1.037 gas) my commute to work would now be costing us $173.59 per week or $8,505.91 per year (49 weeks).
The smart is averaging 3.5 litres/100 kms. At current diesel cost here $0.939 litre it is costing us $35.49 per week or $1,739.01 per year. Based on 52,920 km, the smart is saving us $6,766.90 annually."

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