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Driving Guide

Eco Driving

Michelin 18 May 2010

The eco-friendly way to consume less fuel.

ECO DRIVING

These 10 tips on eco driving represent a small change of habit for you, but with a significant impact on your fuel savings. Used together with MICHELIN GREEN X low rolling resistance tyres, they help improve your fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. Michelin GREEN X tyres will also improve your safety, increase the life of your tyres and are super eco friendly.

Achieve the ultimate in efficiency, mobility and environmental awareness with GREEN X tyres together with the following 10 eco-friendly tips from Michelin:

  1. Drive at a constant speed, avoiding rapid stops and starts.
  2. Change gears between 2,000 to 2,500 RPM in order to keep your engine speed as low as possible.
  3. Check your tyre pressure. Under-inflated tyres increase fuel consumption. Over inflated tyres have lower grip.
  4. Look as far ahead as possible in order to anticipate possible events. This will enable you to maintain a constant speed.
  5. Use air-conditioning sparingly, especially in the city.
  6. Keep windows closed at high speeds. On the motorway, even one open window increases fuel consumption.
  7. Turn off the engine when the car is at a standstill, for example in a traffic jam or at a railway crossing, if it is safe to do so.
  8. Drive light. Extra weight increases fuel consumption and polluting emissions.
  9. Remove unused accessories like roof racks and luggage carriers, which create aerodynamic drag.
  10. Limit the use of electronics. Plug-in electrical appliances consume energy and fuel.

  • car
  • 4x4 / suv
  • van / motorhome
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