CO2e released operating a car

Last updated on April 8, 2022

The average small gasoline car in Canada will be driven 15,200 km per year and has an expected lifetime of 13 years. This vehicle will produce 38 tonnes of CO2e before it is eventually scrapped, well beyond the 2030 GHG target.

An electric car will produce zero GHG, however, the electricity release GHG depending on how it is generated.