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Drive More Efficiently

How to get the most out of your vehicle

With more and more drivers opting for electric vehicles, driving efficiently is even more important

Driving more efficiently saves you fuel, reduces your carbon footprint and lessens the impact of wear and tear on your vehicle.

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 EUROPA and the European Commission for assistance in compiling these useful tips.