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MCI - We're greener than you think

Sure, Motor Coach Industries' best-selling J4500 gets 5 to 9 mpg. (We know some SUVs that don't do much better!) And the highest mileage Hybrid car gets 60 to 66 mpg. But when you adjust the numbers to account for per-passenger fuel efficiency, the picture looks a little different:

  Hybrid Car MCI Coach
    Gallons of fuel needed to go 100 miles 1.58 (63 mpg) 15.40 (6.5 mpg)
    Typical number of occupied sets 1 57
    Per-passenger fuel consumption to travel 100 miles 1.58 .27
    Per-passenger cost to go 100 miles
(assuming fully loaded vehicle, fuel price of $4 gallon)

$6.32 $1.08

That means, when it comes to fuel used per passenger, an MCI is 475% more fuel efficient than the hybrid car, and, when both vehicles are fully loaded, the MCI coach still leads the race by 44%!

And MCI coaches are also more efficient per passenger mile than planes and trains. Plus, they go everywhere people want to travel — to entertainment venues, the theatre, vacation destinations, even to work. So next time you see one person driving a Hybrid car in one lane, and 50 or so people lounging comfortably aboard an MCI coach in another, ask yourself, "Who's going greener?"

The answer might just surprise you.

More reasons to "Go Coach, Go Green" (SOURCE)

Highway congestion costs United States taxpayers $72 billion annually in wasted resources and lost productivity.
One motor coach can displace as many as 56 passenger cars from crowded highways.
By keeping up to 425 million cars off of U.S. roads annually, motor coaches drastically reduce air, ground, water and noise pollution.
According to the American Bus Association, motor coaches deliver more than 146 passenger miles per gallon of fuel, and yield more people-moving efficiency per BTU than any other mode of transport.
Motor coaches use 946 BTUs per passenger mile, compared to 3,890 for planes and 2,134 for trains.

Go Greener: All new motor coaches equipped with 2013 diesel engines are vastly greener than their predecessors. Designed to drastically reduce polluting particulate emissions by 90 percent, they run exclusively on Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel.