How To Calculate Your CO2 emissions

Calculate your own CO2 emissions from your private car or your race car.

Diesel:
1 litre of diesel weighs 835 grammes. Diesel consists of 86,2% of carbon or 720 grammes of carbon per litre diesel. In order to combust this carbon to CO2, 1920 grammes of oxygen is needed. The sum is then 720 + 1920 = 2640 grammes of CO2/liter diesel.

Petrol:
1 litre of petrol weighs 750 grammes. Petrol consists of 87% of carbon or 652 grammes of carbon per litre of petrol. In order to combust this carbon to CO2, 1740 grammes of oxygen is needed. The sum is then 652 + 1740 = 2392 grammes of CO2/liter of petrol.

Example 1: You are planning to drive a 120km. road-trip and know your diesel car does 19.2 km/l.
120 km / 19.2 km/l * 2.640 kg CO2 = 16.5 kg CO2

Example 2: Your race weekend is 30 practice laps, 10 qualifying laps and 40 race laps. You know you consume 2.4 litres of gasoline.
( 30 + 10 + 40 ) x 2.392 kg CO2 = 191.36 kg CO2

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