EcoDriver is dedicated to helping you save money and the environment.
Here you'll find fuel-saving tips about:
* Fuel-efficient driving
* Buying a fuel-efficient car
* Driving less
The Benefits of EcoDriving
The average Canadian family spends at least $9000 a year per car, and about 13% of Canada's carbon dioxide emissions are due to cars and light trucks on our roads. The average car emits one tonne of carbon dioxide every 5,000 kilometres and for those of us who drive, about half our personal greenhouse gas emissions come from driving.
The good news is that there are many ways to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, through driving habits, vehicle maintenance, choosing a fuel-efficient vehicle and considering alternatives to driving.
And all these measures can translate into big savings at the pump. Reducing fuel consumption by just ten tanks a year can save you hundreds of dollars, and reduce your personal CO2 emissions by almost a tonne. Reducing fuel consumption by just ten tanks a year can save you hundreds of dollars, and reduce your personal emissions by almost a tonne. That’s because every litre of gasoline that’s burned in a car’s engine releases 2.3 kilograms of carbon dioxide into the earth’s atmosphere - and carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas contributing to climate change.
Tips that help your wallet, and the planet...
Tips for Fuel-Efficient Driving
When it comes to how we drive, the difference between the most fuel-efficient and least fuel-efficient drivers on the road is in the range of 35%, and a poorly tuned vehicle can create up to 50% more emissions and use considerably more gas.
Follow these easy driving tips to get the most mileage out of your vehicle – and save money - while reducing carbon dioxide emissions at the same time.
Tips for Buying a Fuel-Efficient Car
Which vehicle you choose can make a big difference to your annual emissions as well as how much you spend in a year on gas.
Tips for Driving Less
Leaving the car at home is a fool-proof way to use less gas and reduce greenhouse gases emissions. It saves money, and in many cases makes for healthier, happier trips. Recent studies on happiness have found that the longer a person's car commute, the lower their life satisfaction, which may be a good reason to consider these options more>>
Links and Resources
Check out these driving tips websites from across Canada and around the world:
Natural Resources Canada fuel consumption guide
Canadian Automobile Association
DriveWiser – Nova Scotia