Even the most ecological person, needs to drive a car every now and then. But there are some strategies for the impact of car driving to be minimal.
Did you know that a compact car generates 2,4 tons of CO2 per year?
So, actually in Camino Travel we recommend to use alternative transportation such as bicycles when possible… and when not… share the ride! Use your car for two, three or four people.
These are some small but helpful tips that you can put in practice every time you drive:
Tires with the right pressure.
If your tires are missing air pressure the fuel consumption increases up to 3%, plus it is easier for them to explode, which can be deadly.
Make sure that the pressure is right. Not more, not less.
Plan your driving time and your route
Better to establish the route you are using. Avoid the traffic jams and the rush hours.
The less weight, the less expense of CO2 emissions.
Each car has a different fuel yield, but in general if you go at one constant speed you can use up to 25% less fuel.
Cada automóvil tiene diferente rendimiento de combustible, pero en general se utiliza una cuarta parte menos de combustible cuando vas a una velocidad no tan alta y constante.
Avoid accelerating and stopping suddenly.
Avoid parking the car with the engine running.
When you leave the engine on in a parked car you release 80% more pollution than when the car is moving. As you turn the engine off and you turn it back on, your car emits less pollution than if you have it on, stopped, for 30 seconds.
Use only what’s needed.
Using the AC in excess and other extras in the car increases the fuel consumption up to 10% Use them only when needed.
Written for Camino Travel Blog.