U-Haul Service to Mars – after all, we’ve found water there! Okay, so the presence of water on Mars has been established, but other than ‘Matt Damon’s potato farm’, we don’t really have the resources we need to live to Mars today. And yet U-Haul trucks travel the distance between Earth and Mars 11 times a year!
The annual mileage of North American U-Haul trucks, trailers and tow dollies would move more than 20 families to the moon each day, every day of the year. This is equal to traveling around the Earth 184 times per day, every day of the year. And equal to just more than five roundtrips to Mars each year.
While it’s impressive there are so many U-Haul trucks, trailers and tow dollies servicing do-it-yourself-movers each and every day, it’s important to recognize the efforts U-Haul makes to provide fuel-efficient vehicles. U-Haul rental trucks are built with aerodynamic features including a low profile, rounded corners, and chassis skirts to reduce wind drag and raise fuel economy by up to 20%. U-Haul rental trucks use cheaper, cleaner and more convenient unleaded fuel, as well as propane-powered (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) U-Haul moving vans. Customers can utilize the fuel economy gauge to save money on fuel and reduce air pollution. How much of a difference in reducing air pollution? Burning just one gallon of gas (which is about 6.3 pounds of gasoline) produces 20 pounds of CO2. By burning less gasoline, we benefit from fewer emissions. The fuel-efficiency programs help keep our air cleaner. You can check out the science math at Click here to see how gasoline burns into carbon emissions
These aerodynamic designs and fuel-economy gauges help U-Haul decrease CO2 emissions. Thanks to the fuel efficiency of U-Haul vehicles, those “five roundtrips to Mars each year” negate an estimated 535 million pounds of CO2 emissions annually. Compared to other traditional moving alternatives, U-Haul trucks, trailers and tow dollies create fewer emissions. Click here to read how U-Haul decreases carbon emissions
Maybe we won’t be living on Mars in our lifetime, but at least our home planet Earth can benefit from less air pollution, thanks in part to sustainability initiatives of fuel-efficient U-Haul vehicles. Matt Damon, have a potato on Sammy U!
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