Efficient Driving to Conserve Fuel
Eco-driving programs promote smarter, more fuel-efficient driving behaviors. The New York State Department of Transportation, for example, increases awareness about eco-driving with the Drive Green, Save Green program. Included in the program are estimated fuel costs, tips for efficient driving, and guidance on maintaining a vehicle for peak performance.
Fleet managers and drivers can improve the efficiency of their vehicles, conserve fuel, save money, and reduce emissions through simple changes in driving behaviors. Analysis by Oak Ridge National Laboratory shows that aggressive driving behavior, characterized by speeding and rapid acceleration and breaking, can lower fuel economy by 15%–30% at highway speeds and 10%–40% in stop-and-go traffic.
Learn about strategies for vehicle fleet managers to conserve fuel.
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