Eco-driving: Ready for prime time?

Eco-driving: Ready for prime time?

There are 4 comments on the UC Berkeley NewsCenter story from Jun 16, 2011, titled Eco-driving: Ready for prime time?. In it, UC Berkeley NewsCenter reports that:

The time may finally be right to sell Americans on eco-driving, according to a group of transportation experts from four University of California campuses as well as representatives from industry and government who attended an all-day conference on May 18.

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“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#1 Jun 17, 2011
We can only hope that people like Fat Al read about eco-driving and tell their drivers to switch the engine off, instead of leaving it idling for hours.
He might also consider using rented jet aircraft less, because no matter how many carbon credits he buys from himself, it won't help to reduce carbon emissions.

As for his Finnish car company, I wonder when/if he'll manage pay back the $528 million, US government loan.

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#2 Jun 18, 2011
litesong

Arlington, WA

#3 Jun 18, 2011
tina anne wrote:
Nothing new (except for the idea of traffic light-moving car electronic communication), but we need to bring it to the fore in our thinking. Leadfooters can especially incorporate feather-footing techniques into their driving to save resources. However, leadfooters would be most prone to try such techniques, knowing their pocketbooks would not be drained as rapidly as their present driving techniques gulp their money.

Tho not a hypermiler, my MPG's are about 10% better than average drivers' MPG's, & an excellent 20% better than leadfooter MPGs, given the same vehicle.

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#4 Jun 21, 2011
litesong wrote:
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Nothing new (except for the idea of traffic light-moving car electronic communication), but we need to bring it to the fore in our thinking. Leadfooters can especially incorporate feather-footing techniques into their driving to save resources. However, leadfooters would be most prone to try such techniques, knowing their pocketbooks would not be drained as rapidly as their present driving techniques gulp their money.
Tho not a hypermiler, my MPG's are about 10% better than average drivers' MPG's, & an excellent 20% better than leadfooter MPGs, given the same vehicle.
Actually lead footers are the least prone to try anything like this. In a nutshell this is nothing new but just something repackaged.

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