The fuel economy, or fuel efficiency, of a vehicle addresses the relationship between the distance traveled and the amount of fuel consumed by the vehicle, or miles per gallon (MPG). A vehicle that can travel many miles on a small amount of fuel has a good fuel economy, or high MPG. There are many variables that can affect the fuel economy of a vehicle, such as the type of vehicle, the way a person drives the vehicle, and the way a vehicle is maintained. A high fuel economy can save a person money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
You can conserve fuel and maximize your operational efficiency by outfitting your existing vehicles with parts and equipment designed to save fuel. Learn about outfitting your fleet’s vehicles with fuel saving devices.
By optimizing fleet size and composition, managers can minimize vehicle use, conserve fuel, and save money. Evaluate your vehicle needs to build and maintain a more sustainable, fuel-efficient fleet.
A well-maintained car is more fuel-efficient, produces fewer GHG emissions, and is safer! Get regular tune-ups, follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, and use the recommended grade of motor oil. Discover ways to improve your fleet’s fuel economy through vehicle maintenance.
Driving more efficiently (like going easy on the gas pedal and brakes) is often the most effective way to reduce your current vehicle’s GHG emissions. Take a look at these tips for driving more efficiently. Learn strategies and techniques to improve driving behavior, conserve fuel, and save money.
Fuel Economy Tracking Apps
Free smartphone apps are available to help track your fuel economy and driving style. These apps assess your driving style and offer tips to make your driving habits more fuel-efficient in order to save money and reduce air pollution. Remember to practice safe driving habits and not let these apps distract you while driving.