University of Michigan report states that planes are more efficient than cars
Cars may be luxurious and a privacy-friendly way of getting around. However, these personal modes of transport are the most inefficient mode of commute, as pointed out by a report by the University of Michigan. As opposed to this, airplanes are the most efficient way of travelling and to match up, the automobiles of today need to improve efficiency levels by a whopping 57%!
The research simply measures the amount of energy used by a means of transport and rates it against the distance travelled. The report was penned down by Michael Sivak, a research professor at the U-M Transportation Research Institute. That said, we do think the world is ready for a tidal wave of electric cars juiced up by renewable energy sources.
[Via – Inhabitat]