A New Way To Think About What We Put Into — And Get Out Of — Our Cars

Lots of families in the U.S. have a car. Many have two. What about in the whole world? This animation was created to help people wrap their brains around the mind-boggle of what goes into — and comes out of — every single auto on the planet. The bubble party starts at 2:00.

A few conversions for all of us on the American side of the pond: 15,000 km per year is about 9,320 miles per year, although in the U.S. we drive more like 15,000 miles per year. And 100 kg is some 220 pounds, so the weight of that car is 3,000 pounds. 116 metric tonnes is 128 U.S. tons. And one of them CO2 bubbles is some 32 feet up.

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