Vehicle Testing results show the worst polluting 1995 model year and older vehicles produce up to 86 times more smog forming emissions than 2004 or newer models.
Replacing a 1990 sedan with a 2010 hybrid can result in a reduction of up to 67% in greenhouse gases.
An average 1990 mid-size sedan vehicle driven 16,000 km a year produces 4.61 tonnes of greenhouse gases, compared to a 2010 hybrid model that produces only 1.54 tonnes.
Vehicles are responsible for 45% of BC’s household greenhouse gas emissions.
By weight, over 75% of a vehicle is recyclable. All harmful and hazardous materials such as oil, gas, refrigerants, mercury switches and tires are removed from the vehicle. The vehicle is crushed at the scrap yard and sent to a steel manufacturer for recycling, where the steel is used for a variety of products such as new bikes, cars and buses.
BC Greenhouse Gas Emissions Courtesy of LiveSmart BC. Click on the image above to visit their page.