Save money—and the environment—with the fuel-efficient five

September 4, 2013

Fuel-efficient driving techniques

Here are five driving techniques you can adopt to cut your fuel consumption (and emissions) by as much as 25%:

  • Accelerate gently (remember the ‘egg trick’ from a Green Ideas earlier this summer?  If not, you can find it here.)
  • Maintain a steady speed
  • Anticipate traffic around you to avoid the need for sudden stops and starts
  • Coast to decelerate: take advantage of your momentum and extend the life of your brakes too
  • Avoid high speeds: optimum fuel consumption happens between 50 and 80 KMH

You don’t have to spend a nickel to take advantage of these savings, just change a few driving habits.  For more details, visit the source of this information, Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency.  Read an article with more eco-driving tips here.

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