Nitrogen, and nitrogen filled tires, are often associated with the color green. But did you realize that filling tires with nitrogen can help you go green and reduce your carbon footprint? By maintaining the recommended tire pressure longer, nitrogen tire inflation is great for the environment.
According to the US Energy Department, underinflated tires waste 4 million gallons of gasoline daily. Or 1.5 billion gallons annually. At $4/gallon, this equates to $6 billion wasted annually, solely from underinflation. This wasted fuel increases greenhouse gas emissions, subjecting Mother Nature to unnecessary stress and strain.
And this study was conducted in 1995. If you were to consider the significant increase in the number of vehicles on the road, the savings and environmental benefits are probably much, much more impressive.