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Ecodriving to Maximize Regenerative Power

Among the many benefits that hybrid and full electric cars provide to consumers is the ability to regenerate some of the energy that is lost in acceleration and use of the throttle in general. That’s right everyone, regenerative braking and … Continue reading

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FedEx Changes Driver Behavior and Saves Fuel and Money

Worldwide freight carrier FedEx is a household name and runs one of the largest vehicle fleets on the planet.  The Memphis, Tennessee based company has also long been an expert in the process of maximizing efficiency in their entire shipping … Continue reading

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Better Fuel Mileage is the Job of the Vehicle – True?

Have you ever wondered why the fuel mileage numbers that you get out of your vehicle are sometimes less than what the sticker says they should be?  In your musings, do you blame the auto manufacturer? The government’s way of … Continue reading

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Range Anxiety and How it can Help You Save Fuel

I recently attended the launch of the new Ford Focus all electric car. Like the Nissan Leaf it has no gasoline engine and relies entirely on electric power. Unlike the Leaf, it is based on an already existing model and … Continue reading

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Ecodriving Solutions Speaks Before the Houston-Galveston Area Council

Ecodriving Solutions was asked recently to give talks regarding ecodriving theory and the genesis of ecodriving to the Houston-Galveston Area Council as well as to the Houston Independent School District. The HGAC has made available a video of the talk, … Continue reading

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Ecodrive when you Park to See Fleet Fuel Savings

Sure, Ecodriving principles are pertinent when you are on the open road, but did you know that as a delivery driver, how and where you park your rig can affect your end fuel mileage. Check out this short EDS quick … Continue reading

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Drive the Speed Limit to Save Fuel and Money

Depending on the vehicle you drive, going much faster than freeway speed limits can have a really damaging effect on your fuel mileage.  Ultimately, that means more frequent stops at the pump and more money out of you pocket. Here … Continue reading

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Getting on the Freeway can Help you Ramp up the Fuel Savings

Did you know that most people accelerate more aggressively than they need to to get on the freeway? Why should this mean anything to you? If you are someone that thinks about trying to save fuel or maybe reduce your … Continue reading

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Cruise Control and how it can Help Your Fleet Save Fuel

Cruise control can be a terrific tool in helping a driver to save fuel. But… When you use it is an important decision to make.  You want to be sure that you won’t have to constantly turn the system on … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse might know more than you know about Saving Fuel

I have always been a fan of Disneyland and the whole Disney experience. In fact, annual Christmas time visits to the “Happiest Place on Earth” have been a family tradition of ours for many years. I especially admire their ability … Continue reading

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