Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to the summer season. It's estimated that 32 million Americans will travel over the long weekend. While some will take a plane, train, or a bus, 87% will travel by automobile. The visualization below examines the question: what would be the impact if we all changed from a gas-powered engine to a hybrid or electric engine?
Estimates of Americans traveling over Memorial Day are from AAA's 2010 and 2009 Memorial Day Travel Forecast reports. Emissions information is calculated based on data from Google's rechargeIT.org.