TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Your Fuel Emissions IQ


Q: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, what is the single most polluting thing most of us do?
  1. Heat our homes with fuel oil
  2. Leave electric light bulbs burning unnecessarily
  3. Drive a gasoline-powered car
  4. Throw away unrecycleable household garbage
ANSWER C is correct. Driving a gas-powered car is the worst polluter.
Improving the fuel efficiency of our cars is one of the biggest single things we can do in the world to reduce global warming.

Q: In many urban areas, what is the single largest contributor to ground-level ozone, a major component of smog?
  1. Burning trash
  2. Motor vehicles
  3. Industrial manufacturing
  4. Emissions from power plants
ANSWER B is correct. Cars are the largest contributor to ground-level ozone.

Q: In urban areas, what percentage of carbon monoxide is contributed by cars? Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, deadly gas.
  1. 30 percent
  2. 45 percent
  3. 79 percent
  4. 90 percent.
ANSWER D is correct.

Q: Car emissions are reported in pounds of carbon dioxide. This is because carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas. How many pounds of carbon dioxide does a single gallon of gas produce on average?
  1. 5 pounds
  2. 15 pounds
  3. 20 pounds
  4. 25 pounds
ANSWER. C - 20 pounds.
According to ACEEE, counting the energy that went into processing and delivering the fuel brings the total global warming impact of one gallon of gasoline to 20 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per gallon.

Q: In many urban areas, what is the single largest contributor to ground-level ozone, a major component of smog?
  1. Burning trash
  2. Motor vehicles
  3. Industrial manufacturing
  4. Emissions from power plants
ANSWER B is correct. Cars are the largest contributor to ground-level ozone.

Your Green Car Awareness IQ

Q: Which one of the following cars is in the top 13 Greener Cars of 2004?
  1. Subaru Outback
  2. Volkswagon Jetta
  3. Chevrolet Impala
  4. Saturn L200/200
ANSWER C is correct: Chevrolet Impala
Top 13 Green choices of car for 2004

Q: Which one of the following cars is one of the most polluting vehicles for 2004?
  1. Toyota Sequoia
  2. Land Rover Discover Series
  3. Nissan Pathfinder
  4. Mercury Mountaineer
ANSWER A is correct: Toyota Sequoia
The Worst Vehicles for 2004

Your Gasoline IQ

Source: American Council For An Energy-Efficient Economy, including GreenerCars.com

Q: Which Fuel Has the Best Fuel Economy?
  1. Regular.
  2. Premium
  3. High-Octane
  4. None of the above.
ANSWER D- None of the Above. Unless specified in your owner’s manual, use regular, since the type of gas you buy doesn’t not affect fuel economy.

Q: Does it matter what kind of gas pump you use?
  1. No.
  2. Yes, use the nozzles that have black, accordion-looking plastic devices attached to the nozzle, as they are for vapor recovery.
ANSWER B- Use a vapor-recovery nozzle whenever possible.