Drive Efficiently... "Drive Green"
Driving more efficiently is a process of education rather than a specific product or service that can be implemented. It's impossible to watch every driver every minute of the time that they are on the road so an education in attitude, awareness and even time management, is critical to achieve success.
The benefit to the driver will be significant in terms of their increased efficiency and, more than likely, in terms of their safety too. The benefit to the company will be a reduction in carbon footprint and a reduction in fuel costs.
10 Tips to Help You Drive More Efficiently:
Keep your car well serviced and check the oil level regularly
Correctly maintained cars can operate more efficiently and help reduce CO2 emissions.
Check your tyre pressure every month
Under-inflated tyres can increase fuel consumption by up to 4%.
Remove unnecessary weight from your boot or back seats
The heavier the car, the harder the engine has to work and the more fuel it consumes.
Close windows and remove empty roof racks
This will reduce wind resistance and lower CO2 emissions by up to 10%.
Use air conditioning only when necessary
Unnecessary use increases fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 5%.
Start driving soon after starting the engine
Modern engines enable you to just get in and go, thus reducing fuel consumption.
Drive at reasonable speeds and above all, drive safe & smoothly
Every time you accelerate or brake suddenly, your engine uses more fuel.
When accelerating, change up gears as early as possible
Higher gears are more economical in terms of fuel consumption.
Try to anticipate traffic flow
Look at the traffic as far ahead as possible.
Consider car sharing for work and/or leisure
You will help reduce congestion and fuel consumption.
Thanks go to EUROPIA and the Eurpoean Commission for assistance in compiling these useful tips.