Eco-friendly driving is a number of techniques and practices used when driving and using vehicles, adopted to consume less fuel, emit less greenhouse gases and reduce the number of accidents. It is based on the awareness, by each individual motorist, of the impact on driving habits on the fight against global warming and the saving of fossil fuels.
Eco-friendly driving consists, above all, in following some basic and simple rules:
Set off smoothly. An engine emits more CO2 when cold. Avoid "revving" the engine at standstill. Set off progressively and not to quickly and gently accelerate.
Stay calm. Smooth and constant driving can result in a significant drop (up to 40%) in fuel consumption, not forgetting stress. Think: constant speed, anticipation, vehicle control. Do not pull away from a green light foot to the floor!
Do not over-rev the engine. By changing up a gear before 2 500 rpm, you can consume up to 20% less fuel.
Avoid traffic jams. When possible, plan your journey outside the rush hour; choose a clear itinerary, roads and motorways where the traffic is free. At a standstill, you consume 40% more fuel.
Cut your engine when stationary. When stopped or stationary in a queue of traffic, systematically cut your engine: the planet will thank you for it.
A well tuned engine allows you to improve the fuel consumption by up to 25%, reduce by a same amount pollution emission and improves the running and longevity of the engine.
Underinflated tyres can increase fuel consumption by up to 3% and CO2 emission by the same amount. With respect to road safety, the road handling of your vehicle is also affected and the risk of the tyre bursting is greater.
Check tyre pressure:
Frequently check tyre wear.