Track The Exact Carbon Footprint Of Your Car
MIT has released a new app that uncovers which vehicles are the worst and the best for the environment
Despite the naysayers of climate change, evidence of global warming only continues to build up. For those concerned with their ecological footprint, MIT has released a new app called Carbon Counter that lets drivers make eco-conscious decisions on which car to purchase.
The app has information on 125 vehicles that are currently the most popular among consumers. Instead of just assessing greenhouse gas emissions released by each car, all the costs associated are factored into the schema as well. All this data is displayed on a graph that is easily navigable and that shows how purchasing a hybrid or an electric car is not necessarily more cost-efficient than purchasing a car run by diesel or gasoline—even with the current low oil prices. Some low-emission cars are on the cheaper end. Users can customize what kind of data they want assessed and how it is displayed.