Well if this is your first time hearing the term eco-driver don’t feel bad I just recently found out what it was. An eco-driver is one who practices fuel economy-maximizing behaviors. You know, techniques that drivers can use to optimize their automobile fuel economy and preserve the environment.
The gap between an eco-friendly driver and other drivers is about 35%. But we can cut down on this by the way we operate our vehicles.
Here are some tips that can help you to preserve the environment and increase the efficiency of your automobile.
Car pool for efficiency:
You might live close to someone that you work with. There are days when you can switch as the driver. Let your car rest and be the passenger a couple days out of the week then switch roles.
Go easy on the pedal:
Jackrabbit start-offs save just seconds off of every couple off minutes but the consumption of fuel is over 30%.
Slow down and save:
Every 5 mph the you go over 65 mph your fuel efficiency drops by 10%. It’s the equivalent of paying an extra 20% for gas.
These are a few tips to starting you off on your eco-friendly driving lifestyle. For a more in depth look at tips on fuel-efficient driving look at the EcoDriver website.