Most Australians love their cars and love driving. But motorists face two serious problems – global economic downturn and global warming.
Unfortunately, motor vehicles are a significant contributor of human-caused carbon emissions and it is no longer acceptable to drive without regard for the environment.
By adopting EcoDriving strategies you can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 27% and that has to be good for the environment.
In February 2008, Murcotts conducted a televised controlled test that showed just by changing your driving vehicle emissions can be cut by nearly one third. We call it EcoDriving and every driver can develop the skills to reduce greenhouse emissions regardless of the type of vehicle you drive.
Here’s how you do it:
Now here is your bonus EcoDriving benefit. International research shows a strong link between smooth EcoDriving and reduced crash rates. In fact crashes are reduced by up to 35%. So using EcoDriving techniques will not only save money and the planet but you and your family will be a lot safer.
Murcotts is an active member and adviser to the Low Emission Vehicle Automotive Partnership, an initiative of the RACV, EPA Victoria and Future Climate Australia. Shell is also an active supporter.
A new energy future is dawning. It will be powered by multiple energy sources from cleaner fossil fuels to renewables. The world will be on the road to sustainable mobility. Government incentives and new technology will help reduce greenhouse gases and safeguard the environment. But society must also use energy more efficiently and secure more sources to meet surging long term demand.