Edmunds emission-tested a 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Crew Cab and a 2012 Fiat 500 against an Echo PB-500T and a Ryobi RY09440 leaf blower.
The Raptor has a 411-horsepower 6.2-liter V8. The Fiat 500 is powered (if you can say that) by a 1.4-liter four.
The leaf blowers tested receive their blow from a 50.8cc two-stroke air-cooled single-cylinder engine for the Echo and a 30cc four-stroke engine for the Ryoby. Which pollutes more?
|2011 Ford Raptor||0.005||0.005||0.276|
|2012 Fiat 500||0.016||0.010||0.192|
|Ryobi 4-stroke leaf blower||0.182||0.031||3.714|
|Echo 2-stroke leaf blower||1.495||0.010||6.445|
I guess you saw that coming. Pretty amazing, still. Expect a backlash against leaf blowers.