As the years go by, the more people begin to gain understanding about environmental pollution and turn to Eco-driving, a simpler, wiser, more attractive way of driving, which helps the environment to breathe and us to save money and reduce our chances of being involved in a road accident.
The world we live in is made up of nature, which is also the source of energy and vitality. Although over the years, mainly due to ignorance, man has greatly destroyed the environment in which he resides, there are always ways to change our mentality and become ecologically conscious.
The positive news is that the right solutions are always found to live a comfortable life, while protecting both nature and our pockets. And Eco-driving is one of them.
But what is Eco-driving and why is it so beneficial for us?
Eco-driving: What It Is and Why You Should Put It in Your Life
Now, the truth is that very few of us know how to drive ecologically. However, another great truth is that, if we all put Eco-driving in our lives, the benefits would be enormous, both for our financial situation, for our safety and, of course, for the environment.
Eco-driving is a smart form of driving, which reduces the likelihood of our involvement in a car accident (Learn now 5 Truths about drinking alcohol that will make you think again before you drive) and therefore this increases our safety, saves money, and offers nature the breath it so urgently needs.
Putting Eco-driving into our lives means helping to reduce the consumption of fuels, emissions of horses, as well as greenhouse gases that lead slowly and steadily to the destruction of our natural resources.
However, perhaps the most important thing about Eco-driving is the fact that we help to reduce road accidents and keep everyone safe while driving. Our safety is paramount, of course, and is always above all the rest, as it is both about our own life and that of those around us (Learn how to look after motorbikes on Greek roads by clicking here).
The positive, then, with Eco-driving is that it simultaneously offers safety, protection to the environment, and savings (see 10 Eco-Driving Tips That Will Help You Burn Less Fuel). And sure, it's a much more comfortable and simple way of driving, designed so that we enjoy driving to the fullest.
How You Too Can Put Eco-Driving in Your Life, TODAY
First of all, in order to put eco-driving in your life starting from today, you should pay attention to the number of engine speeds, keeping it quite low (1,200 – 2,500 rpm),which of course will save you a percentage of 5 to 10% in fuel. In addition, you should introduce driving at a constant speed into your life, avoiding unnecessary braking and unnecessary gear changes, using the greatest possible gear ratio.
The most important thing here, however, is the torque, as this defines the basic characteristics of the engine. By paying attention to the way we operate the gearbox, we ensure longevity in the engine and reduced consumption, thus avoiding unnecessary fuel wastage.
It is also very important to check tyre pressures at least twice a month,as incorrect tyre pressures increase fuel consumption by up to 6%.
Another thing to keep in mind is the speed at which we drive, as if we drive at 80.00 km / h instead of 100 km / h, we reduce consumption by 13.5% and maintain a safer distance from the vehicle in front (Find out what is the "right" safety distance between 2 vehicles in numbers).
It also needs special attention to the frequency with which we press the accelerator pedal, as its use should not exceed three-quarters of the route.
It is advisable to turn off the engine when we make stops for more than a minute (if there is this possibility in our vehicle),as well as to always slow down smoothly.
Finally, another secret about Eco-driving is to use almost all the throttle on the uphills, driving at the maximum possible gear, and on the downhills to use almost no throttle, following the normal speed of the car.
After all, What Are Its Benefits?
Overall, the benefits of Eco-driving are manifold, helping us to protect our car, stay safe, save money, and of course be environmentally friendly.
Eco-driving is gradually going to enter our lives for good, helping us to adopt a gentle and prudent way of driving, which benefits us all as you can see in the following video of a famous Greek fuel company.
It is very important to take care of and protect our environment, as we live in it. However, Eco-driving helps us to drive more safely and comfortably, as well as to avoid unnecessary costs and any damage to our car.
Because Eco-driving is supported and directly linked to the use of electric cars, stay tuned to learn more about electric cars in a later article.
Until then, put Eco-driving in your life and remember: For whatever you need, we're here.
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