Why Drive Clean?
Californians cumulatively drive more than a billion miles every day, producing more than 1,000 tons of smog-forming pollutants and more than 534,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Nearly half of California's smog-forming nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 36% of greenhouse gases come from cars and trucks. That makes your car a great place to start cleaning the air.
Health wise, about 93% of Californians live in areas that fail to meet health-based federal or state air quality standards, creating an increasing hazard to everyone.
California and the world is already seeing the impacts of climate change—rising sea levels, extreme weather, increased wildfires and more. Only by reducing emissions now can we avoid more substantial, disruptive and expensive future changes. Read tips below to help reduce air pollution and keep California beautiful.