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Improve Fuel Economy, Reduce Emissions

Kristin Jobin

on 17 October 2012

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Increasing Fuel Economy, Reducing Emissions Eco-Driving What is Eco-Driving? Eco-driving is a driving style that is used to achieve maximum fuel efficiency and significantly reduce emissions. Both individuals and fleets can take advantage of the benefits of eco-driving. What are the benefits? Reduce fuel consumption
Lower emissions
Lower medical risks
Reduce oil dependency
Safe driving habits Environment & Public Health PM 2.5
Carbon Dioxide
Nitrogen Oxides
Carbon Monoxide Eco-Driving Essentials How can you get the most out of each gallon of gasoline? Car Care Tires
Responsible AC usage
Junk in the trunk
Energy conserving oil
Fuel when it's cool
Tighten your gas cap
Regular vehicle maintenance Ecological
Economical Drive Smart Go with the flow
Consistent speed
Trip chaining Car Care * Drive Smart * Idle Reduction Idle Reduction How long should you let your vehicle warm up before driving? Americans wastes approximately 3.8 million gallons of gas per day by idling What is Clean Cities? US DOE initiative to:
Advance environmental, economic, and energy security
Support local decisions that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption in the transportation sector Who is GLACC? Hypermilers Kristin Jobin, Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities
(517) 925-8649 ext. 10
kristin@michigancleancities.org History U.S. DOE Driver Energy Conservation Awareness Training (DECAT) Program DECAT began in 1976 to test the fuel economy claims of various fuel-saving devices
Became clear that the driver was probably the most important factor in the fuel consumption of a vehicle
Two instructor level courses that incorporated truck and school bus sections
Program was disbanded in the 1980s after the global oil glut drove gas prices downward. Current Program U.S. DOE fueleconomy.gov website Helps fulfill DOE and EPA’s responsibility under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to provide accurate miles per gallon information to consumers.
Fuel economy estimates, energy and environmental impact ratings, fuel-saving tips, and other useful information Taking fuel efficiency to an extreme
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