Local transport adds to our carbon footprint and using our own cars adds most, but there are alternatives, you can you walk, bike, bus or take a train to your destination instead.
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The AA’s tips for reducing fuel usage
If you need a vehicle for work, for visiting or carrying out repairs for instance, you can still be part of this initiative by pledging to drive in a more environmentally friendly way. The AA recommends the following driving tips to reduce fuel usage and therefore CO2 emissions:
• Smooth and gentle – drive smoothly, accelerate gently and read the road ahead to avoid braking unnecessarily. Decelerate smoothly by releasing the accelerator gradually, leaving the car in gear
• Keep rolling – stopping then starting again uses more fuel than rolling. Slow early for traffic lights or approaching a queue and you might not have to stop completely
• Change up gears earlier – don’t labour the engine but try changing up at an engine speed around 2,000rpm (diesel) or 2,500 (petrol). Since 2014 new car models have been fitted with a gear shift indicator to encourage the use of the most efficient gear
• Use your air-con wisely – at low speeds, air-con increases fuel consumption but at higher speeds, the effect is less noticeable. Try opening the windows around town and save the air-con for high-speed driving. Don’t leave air-con on all the time but running it at least once a week helps keep the system in good condition
• Cut down on the electrics – turn off your rear window heater, demister fan and headlights when you don’t need them
• Stick to the limit – going faster uses more fuel. Drive at 70mph and you’ll use up to 9% fuel more than at 60mph and up to 15% more than at 50mph. Taking a car up to 80mph can use up to 25% more fuel than at 70mph.
By following this advice the AA calculates you can reduce your fuel usage by 10%.