Monday, April 26, 2010

Eco-Tip of the Day: Slow Down!

I found a great article by Benjamin Jones on The Daily Green about boosting fuel economy. He reiterates the usual things you've heard (slow down, don't take unnecessary trips, keep your car maintained), but he really puts it into perspective by comparing your car to riding a bicycle. How much energy does it take to go as fast as you can on a bike, all the time, as opposed to taking an easier pace? How much harder would it be to pedal a bicycle that was broken down, as opposed to a smooth ride on full tires? Just because you don't feel the difference of energy expenditure between driving 45 mph and 65 mph doesn't mean your car can't!

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