The way you drive affects the amount of fuel your vehicle uses. Here we have some tips and links to help you improve the fuel efficiency of your driving.
The less fuel you use, the more money you save. It's also good for the planet - transport accounts for around 44% of New Zealand's energy use (with cars and other passenger vehicles accounting for over half of that). Transport also accounts for 40% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Choosing a more fuel-efficient vehicle will help you save money and reduce your CO2 emissions.
Use the Rightcar website (external link) to see which vehicles rate better.
Learn which safety and other features (external link) to look for when purchasing your next vehicle.
Compare your vehicle fuel economy on the energywise website (external link) to find out how much you spend on fuel, for more information on bio fuels, and
how much you can save.
Basic maintenance will cut your vehicle's fuel use as well as reduce the pollutants it produces, such as:
Also, keeping your vehicle's safety features (external link) well maintained, as they may not be included in regular vehicle checks.
Combining driving with other forms of transport during one trip is another way to reduce your fuel use. And using other forms of transport can be a smart way to avoid congestion. Consider: