As the years go by, more and more people start to understand about environmental pollution and turn to Eco-driving, a simpler, more prudent, more attractive way of driving, which helps the environment to breathe and save us money. and reduce our chances of getting involved in a car 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 lives, there are always ways to change our mentality and gain ecological consciousness.
The good news is that there are always the right solutions 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 Into Your Life
Now, the truth is that 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 huge, both for our financial situation, for our safety and, of course, for the environment.
Eco-driving is a smart form of driving, where we reduce the chance of getting involved in a car accident ( Learn Now 5 Alcohol Drinking Tips That Will Make You Think Before You Drive ) and therefore in this way our security increases, we save money, and we offer nature the breath that is so urgently needed.
Putting Eco-driving in our lives means helping to reduce fuel consumption, emissions, and greenhouse gases that slowly and steadily lead to the destruction of our natural resources.
However, perhaps the most important thing about Eco-driving is the fact that we help reduce road accidents and keep everyone safe while driving. Our safety is paramount, of course, and is always above all else, as it is about both our own lives and those around us. ( Learn how to watch the motorcycles on the Greek roads by clicking here ).
So the good thing about Eco-driving is that it offers safety, environmental protection, and money savings at the same time. (cf. 10 Eco-Driving Tips That Will Help You Burn Less Fuel). And certainly, it is a much more comfortable and simple way of driving, designed so that we enjoy driving to the fullest.
How You Can Put Eco-driving Into Your Life TODAY
First of all, in order to put Eco-driving into your life starting today, you need to pay attention to the engine speed, keeping it fairly low. (1.200 - 2.500 rpm), which of course will save you a percentage of 5 to 10% on fuel. In addition, you should introduce constant speed driving into your life, avoiding unnecessary braking and unnecessary gear changes, using the widest 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 engine longevity and reduced consumption, thus avoiding unnecessary waste of fuel.
Also, it is very important to check the tire pressures at least twice a month, as incorrect tire 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 'correct' safety distance between 2 vehicles in numbers ).
It also needs special attention to the frequency with which we depress the accelerator pedal, as its use should not exceed three quarters of the way.
It is advisable to turn off the engine when stopping for more than one 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 with the maximum possible gear ratio, 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 going to gradually 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 branded 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 drive with greater safety and comfort, as well as to avoid unnecessary expenses 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 future article.
Until then, put Eco-driving in your life and remember: For whatever you need, we are here.
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