When we say we are the greenest way to travel, people laugh. We can’t seriously believe those big diesel engines that have that puff of black smoke as they pull away are actually green vehicles. Well no, they aren’t. We are not saying the vehicle is green, but the mode of transportation is…let us explain. Motorcoaches achieve 206.6 passenger miles per gallon (MPG) of fuel. In other words, we can transfer 55 passengers about 3.75 miles per gallon of fuel (55×3.75=206.25 MPG). A hybrid car will get 46 passenger MPG. An airplane will get about 44 passenger MPG. If you take the train that number drops to about 31.4 passenger MPG and personal automobiles average 27.2 passenger MPG. Each full motorcoach has the potential of removing 55 autos from the highway, reducing congestion, cutting energy use, and reducing emissions more than any other form of travel. Motorcoaches also emit the least carbon dioxide per passenger mile when compared to every other form of transportation (even with that little puff of black smoke!)
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