What’s eco-driving?

Eco-driving is a term used to describe energy efficient use of vehicles. It’s a great way to reduce fuel consumption from road transport so that less fuel is used when travelling the same distance.

 

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Eco-driving Tips

Here you’ll find links to some resources to help you with your eco-driving. 

Smooth driving is eco-driving 

One of the ways we can drive more sustainably is by driving more smoothly. This can have an impact on the environment—and your hip pocket. Watch the following video for some tips on smoother driving. 

 

Tyre pressure 

Low tyre pressure is a safety risk—but did you know it can also cause you to burn extra petrol while driving? 

Under inflated tyres can reduce a car’s fuel efficiency, but the good news is that a monthly tyre pressure check costs you nothing and it’s easy to do. 

Drag and unnecessary weight  

How does unnecessary weight and drag potentially impact a car’s fuel economy?

Watch the following video to find out.

Eco-driving trial dashboard

During the trial we collected information about participants’ driving behaviour using the GOFAR device and mobile app. Here are the results

 


Final data (estimates compared to baseline)

1 May - 21 June 2021

588,000

total Kms travelled

38,700

trips taken

6%

improvement in average fuel economy

6 homes

potential equivalent emissions saved over a year