Skilled eco-driving can save between 5% and 25% on fuel, whether you drive a car or a truck. Reducing fuel consumption is a major benefit, but not the only one. What does fuel efficient driving look like in practice? Learn the key principles that will have a direct impact on your wallet
Over the years we have observed various trends in the automotive world. Some of them are the result of international agreements and regulations on limiting exhaust emissions – which is also the case with eco-driving. The main long-term beneficiary of eco-driving is undoubtedly the environment, but the tangible benefits of eco-driving can be seen by all of us. Interestingly, in recent years, eco-driving has also become an official requirement in the examination process of Provincial Road Traffic Centers. These are rules that you should and should know.
It is worth remembering that eco-driving makes the individual elements of the power unit wear out more slowly – this is primarily the clutch, gearbox and suspension. With all these benefits, truck drivers should also implement the most important principles of eco-driving into their driving habits.
Eco-driving starts before you turn the ignition key. Surprised?
It’s a good idea to check the pressure of your tires and make sure you maintain the declared pressure – an under-inflated wheel can increase fuel consumption by up to 10%. Therefore, this is an aspect that cannot be ignored. In addition to increased fuel consumption, this also affects safety and the drivability of the truck. Moreover, worn out shock absorbers, axleshafts and springs also contribute to the vehicle’s increased rolling resistance. It is also worth taking care of all kinds of filters
Ecodriving is based primarily on optimum use of the possibilities of the car and driving at a balanced speed
Among the principles we can distinguish: