On the ground – Private transport

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Unless you just would like to calculate the footprint of a single trip, please enter your complete annual mileage for each type of transport.

Quick Tip: If you have a plug-in hybrid or electric car and intend to also fill electricity consumption in the "At home" tab please be sure to read the popup help about charging your car with renewables.

Car 1
Type

Cars by size

Petrol
Small < 1.4 litres
Medium 1.4 - 2.0 litres
Large > 2.0 litres
Diesel
Small < 1.7 litres
Medium 1.7 - 2.0 litres
Large > 2.0 litres

Source

Fuel
Time charged using renewables

Charging your car with renewables

Plug-in Hybrid and Electric vehicles have a carbon footprint associated with the electricity used to charge them.

If you are charging your car from renewable energy, enter the proportion of the charging time that is attributable to those renewables. The figure may not be 100%, particularly if you are charging away from home (or if you don't use renewable energy at home).

Note: Be aware of the risk of double counting – particularly if you are not using renewable energy at home but do most of your charging there. If you are also filling in your energy consumption in the "At home" tab subtract the energy used for charging your car, if known. Otherwise you can estimate it based on the battery size of your car and how many hours you spend charging.

Average UK mileage

According to the UK Government, the average annual UK mileage for 2012 (our reference year) was 8,100 miles.

This breaks down as follows:

  • Business: 800 miles
  • Commuting: 2,500 miles
  • Other private usage: 4,700

For calculating your footprint, exclude business mileage unless you run your own business.

Diesel car drivers tend to do higher mileage - an average of 11,200 miles compared to 6,800 miles for petrol cars.

MPG
Fuel

Average UK mileage

According to the UK Government, the average annual UK mileage for 2012 (our reference year) was 8,100 miles.

This breaks down as follows:

  • Business: 800 miles
  • Commuting: 2,500 miles
  • Other private usage: 4,700

For calculating your footprint, exclude business mileage unless you run your own business.

Diesel car drivers tend to do higher mileage - an average of 11,200 miles compared to 6,800 miles for petrol cars.

Car 2
Type

Cars by size

Petrol
Small < 1.4 litres
Medium 1.4 - 2.0 litres
Large > 2.0 litres
Diesel
Small < 1.7 litres
Medium 1.7 - 2.0 litres
Large > 2.0 litres

Source

Fuel
Time charged using renewables

Charging your car with renewables

Plug-in Hybrid and Electric vehicles have a carbon footprint associated with the electricity used to charge them.

If you are charging your car from renewable energy, enter the proportion of the charging time that is attributable to those renewables. The figure may not be 100%, particularly if you are charging away from home (or if you don't use renewable energy at home).

Note: Be aware of the risk of double counting – particularly if you are not using renewable energy at home but do most of your charging there. If you are also filling in your energy consumption in the "At home" tab subtract the energy used for charging your car, if known. Otherwise you can estimate it based on the battery size of your car and how many hours you spend charging.

Average UK mileage

According to the UK Government, the average annual UK mileage for 2012 (our reference year) was 8,100 miles.

This breaks down as follows:

  • Business: 800 miles
  • Commuting: 2,500 miles
  • Other private usage: 4,700

For calculating your footprint, exclude business mileage unless you run your own business.

Diesel car drivers tend to do higher mileage - an average of 11,200 miles compared to 6,800 miles for petrol cars.

MPG
Fuel

Average UK mileage

According to the UK Government, the average annual UK mileage for 2012 (our reference year) was 8,100 miles.

This breaks down as follows:

  • Business: 800 miles
  • Commuting: 2,500 miles
  • Other private usage: 4,700

For calculating your footprint, exclude business mileage unless you run your own business.

Diesel car drivers tend to do higher mileage - an average of 11,200 miles compared to 6,800 miles for petrol cars.

Motorcycle

Motorcycles

Engine sizes:

Small < 125cc
Medium 125cc to 500cc
Large > 500cc

Source

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