Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) : A Simple Way to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Proper Tire Pressure Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint. Properly inflated tires have a positive environmental impact by releasing less carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere through better fuel efficiency. A reduction in CO2 emissions contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans drive an average of 12,000 miles a year. With an average of 20 pounds of CO2 emitted per gallon of gasoline consumed, the typical passenger car in the U.S. releases over five tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. So, if properly inflated tires improve gas mileage by around 3.3%, the gallons you save will translate to reduced carbon emission from your vehicle as well.
"If everybody kept their tires inflated, that would have a big dent; it would produce as much oil savings as we might be pumping in some of these offshore sites by drilling."
- President Barak Obama, 2009 Earth Day Address