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 fuel efficient driving tool(external link) to get some simple hints and tips to help cut your fuel bill and get you to your destination safely.
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: