31 Mar '12, 3pm

Study suggests eco-driving techniques could reduce public transit fleet fuel consumption by up to 18.7%

Study suggests eco-driving techniques could reduce public transit fleet fuel consumption by up to 18.7% 31 March 2012 Transit fleets could reduce fuel consumption on average by as much as 18.7% by engaging in fuel-efficient, eco-driving best practices, according to a Public Transit Fuel Efficiency Study released by SmartDrive Systems , a provider of fleet management and driver safety systems and services. Eco-driving best practices for public transit include smooth acceleration and deceleration; reducing excess idling; avoiding hard turning (anticipating turns and smoothly decelerating into the turn to take advantage of the bus’s forward momentum and smoothly accelerating out of it); and maintaining constant vehicle speed. The study evaluated several hundred transit buses and drivers in multiple US locations and from various manufacturers, including Eldorado, Flxible, Gill...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/03/smartdrive-201203...

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