What is Eco-Driving?
The concept of Eco-Driving has recently been introduced as part of the Driving Test Examiners de-briefing at the end of your Driving Test.
At Class One Driving School you will be taught Eco-Driving from the beginning of your Driving Lessons.
The main requirements are that the motor car is driven in a way that will save fuel and make less of an impact on the environment, by reducing carbon emissions and therefore reducing harmful greenhouse gases. Fuel consumption can be reduced by a few simple measures;
(1) Avoid Harsh Acceleration, by a more progressive use of the gas pedal.
(2) Avoid Harsh Braking, by planning well ahead & anticipating the need to change speed, then braking progressively.
(3) Select The Correct Gear for your speed & in good time.
(4) Changing Up Through The Gears Earlier, generally when the revs of the engine are between 2000 & 2500 rpm.
If there are any issues regarding inefficient driving the Driving Test Examiner will raise the points at the end of the Driving Test with you.
At the present time this part of the Driving Test is not going to fail you but problems with the control of the motor car may well do.
70mph uses 9% more fuel than 60mph
70 mph uses 15% more fuel than 50mph
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