Most of us travel by personal auto – there are many ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your car!
Vehicle Carbon Reduction Tips
Every day think about how you could reduce the miles you drive and pretty soon you’ll start identifying lots of opportunities.
01 Drive Better
Studies have shown up to 30% of the difference in miles per gallon (MPG) is due to driving habits alone. You could save more than a tonne of CO2 per year by:
- Accelerating slowly and smoothly
- Driving the speed limit
- Maintaining a steady speed
- Anticipating your stops and starts
Keep your car tuned up and running efficiently.
03 More Maintenance
Replace your air, oil and fuel filters according to schedule.
Keep your tires properly inflated (just this can save 400-700 pounds of CO2 per year).
Make your next vehicle a fuel-efficient one – Check out EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide for info on miles per gallon as well as EPA SmartWay® certified vehicles, meeting rigorous air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions standards.
05 Household fuel efficiency
If your household has two cars and one is used mostly for commuting, make the commuting car a real gas sipper if you can’t for both.