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If every car in the United States had a BLADE on it...

  • The US would reduce its annual fuel consumption by 9 billion gallons.

That amount is equivalent to:

  • 30 gallons for every man, woman and child in the country.
  • 82 gallons for every household in the country.

If you were to fill rail tanker cars with 9 billion gallons of gasoline:

  • You would need 391,304 rail cars.
  • When connected together, the length of the train would be 4,446 miles long.
  • That means, the train would stretch from:
    • Miami, Florida to London, England.
    • or, from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, CA... and then back again to D.C. .




If you were to fill a pipeline, similar to the Alaskan Pipeline, with 9 billion gallons of gasoline:

  • The pipeline would be 17,408 miles long.
  • That means, the pipeline would stretch from Los Angeles, California, to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia... and then back again to Los Angeles.