HOW TO DRIVE TO SAVE ENERGY AND REDUCE EMISSIONS IN YOUR DAILY TRIP

Based on a simple physical model developed by the authors, this paper analyzes the potential for improving motor vehicle fuel economy and reducing emissions through better driving. Instead of waiting for manufacturers and government to take action, individual drivers can make an immediate difference. Measures drivers could take to save energy and the savings potential of each measure are presented. A 10% fuel saving during daily trips is an achievable goal for the average driver. If the average car, truck and bus driver saved 10%, the result would be a saving of 13 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel fuels for the United States annually, the equivalent of $15 billion with a gasoline price of $1.10 per gallon. Even larger relative reductions are feasible for tailpipe emissions which cause air pollution. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 875443.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 75-84

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 7-80003-313-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM