So you ask yourself, “Self, what is this Ecodriving stuff about anyway? Isn’t it basically about driving around Miss Daisy going roughly as fast as an oversurfed 10 year old computer? And why would a company that had earned its stripes hiring professional race car drivers to do everything from performance claim evaluations to car control clinics expand their vehicular educational repertoire into what many see as the metaphorical equivalent of doing a round of goofy golf after shooting 18 holes at Pebble Beach?”

Well, the answers are simple – answer one is, no, and answer two lies in the adage, “Timing is everything.”

From left to right: Mike Speck, Randy Bleicher and Drew DeGrassi of Pro Formance Group

Pro Formance Group (PFG), the creators of Ecodriving Solutions, was started almost 20 years ago working in a variety of capacities for several major auto manufacturers.  Then, in 2008, long-time client Ford Motor Company, which had been deeply involved in the European, specifically German, development of Ecodriving initiatives, approached PFG about certifying its professional drivers as Ecodriving Master trainers.

Gas and diesel fuel prices were skyrocketing and sales of hybrids were taking off faster than a speeding bullet. Global warming, whether you subscribe to it or not, was the single hottest topic out there, and despite impressive advancements in vehicle safety features, deaths due to traffic accidents on American roads were still at disturbingly high levels.

Seriously, with all that in mind, why wouldn’t you want to get involved in Ecodriving? In one fell swoop all three problems could be addressed — fuel costs, carbon footprint, and safety.  So PFG took on the challenge of developing a U.S. based Ecodriving program under their spin off company called Ecodriving Solutions. Add to the mix the green marketing and communications pros from Park&Co, as well as successful implementation of an Ecodriving training initiative with a major beverage manufacturer and violá, Ecodriving truly becomes a viable option for companies across the U.S.

So, if you own or run a company that uses large fleets, and you can see the writing on the wall in rising fuel costs and the advantages of sustainability, check out what Ecodriving Solutions is all about.

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One Response to Now, Ecodriving can save American fleets fuel and reduce their eco footprint

  1. Jacqueline Correa says:

    Momentum-Meter EASES ECO DRIVING

    Miami, Florida May 7, 2011- GREEN TECHNOLOGY manufacturer Inc manufactures the long awaited Momentum-Meter, a new consumer friendly car instrument that helps reduce fuel consumption (US Patent # 7,411,140).
    With the recent launching of Eco Driving in the USA (see Momentum-Meter is recognized as the instrument easing eco driving for everyone, from the student to the professional truck driver. Eco-Driving is becoming the new way of driving of the 21st Century worldwide.
    “It may take ten years for car manufacturers to create and redesign higher fuel efficient cars, fifteen years to find and exploit fuel fossil reserves in the US and maybe twenty more years to develop safe nuclear energy providing 50% of our electricity,” said the inventor, Tom Delor. It takes only a few seconds to stick Momentum-Meter to your windshield and plug it in your cigarette lighter to upgrade your car to a fuel efficient car. “Momentum-Meter was developed and tested during the last three years, and we now manufacture it in Clearwater, Florida,” added Delor, a retired ex-aeronautical engineer who co-invented this device to help his school teacher daughter to save gas. “It all started with my daughter and I’m always looking for a good reason to spend some time in my workshop,” added Delor. As a Speed-O-Meter indicates the speed of your vehicle, Momentum-Meter indicates its inherent momentum telling the driver when to coast (moving the vehicle effortlessly) using the force of the inertial mass generated by Newton’s second law of motion, instead of fossil fuel, diesel, bio fuel or electricity. Green light indicates you can coast, red light indicates you need to use fuel to maintain the car’s speed. It’s like a personal trainer telling you what to do and continuous improvement is acquired. Eco-Driving is becoming the new way of driving worldwide.
    “Every driver can take advantage of their car’s momentum to drastically increase their fuel efficiency with Momentum-Meter,” the inventor said. “You will save 20% to up to 50% of fuel the very first time you use it”. To make it work for everyone, it had to be simple and visual. Momentum-Meter is very simple; just react to the device’s lights to save fuel. “I personally save 48% but it still depends on the driver’s skills and motivation.” concluded Delor.
    About GREEN TECHNOLOGY manufacturer:
    GREEN TECHNOLOGY manufacturer, located in Clearwater, Florida, is the developer and manufacturer of this long awaited new instrument for cars. The device uses simple visual cues to allow drivers to take advantage of the moving vehicle’s momentum. It really does not matter if the vehicle uses gas, ethanol, or electricity or if the vehicle is a small or an eighteen wheelers. Retired ex-aeronautical engineer Tom Delor is the co-inventor, and patent attorney John Rizvi from Fort Lauderdale, Florida said: “When Tom presented me his work, I was skeptical because it was utterly simple and logical, thus I believed it’s not new. “It took thousands of years to put wheels on our luggage because nobody thought about it. Comparatively, nobody thought about showing the momentum of a moving vehicle until now”, replied Delor. With the energy crisis, necessity became the mother of all inventions and the United States Patent Office by issuing the patent confirmed that Momentum-Meter is a genuine new invention.

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    Contact: Jacqueline Correa
    Account Executive

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