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Title: Discuss: Driving into the Future
Post by: thedoc on 25/06/2009 12:31:47
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Title: That's not very high mileage?
Post by: nat cousins on 13/07/2009 16:30:02
nat cousins asked the Naked Scientists:

That's not very high mileage!

   Your comment that 40,000 kilometres a year is a lot of driving, maybe in the UK, but here in the states that is equal to 24,000 miles a year, = 461.5 miles a week or about 77 miles per day for 6 days a week. or about a 35 mile trip to work plus short trips to stores.  not much here in the States.

What do you think?
Title: Discuss: Driving into the Future
Post by: Chemistry4me on 14/07/2009 00:38:05
Well the United States (9,161,923* SQ Km) is roughly 37 times larger than the United Kingdom (244,820* SQ Km).

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