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Nikon Pictures Themselves as Socially Responsible with Ecodriving Measures

Nikon is clearly a responsible company.  They seem to have a real focus on social responsibility which can be seen  in their attempts to reduce the carbon footprint of their distribution network. How are they doing it?  Well, they started … Continue reading

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Controlling emotions to get better fuel savings

As an ecodriving solutions instructor, I get asked by clients that we work with, if I practice what I preach in terms of driving behavior.  And I have to admit, that even though it can take some serious emotional discipline … Continue reading

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The Emotional Side of Driving – Common Sense Saves Fuel

The idea that driving at a reasonable speed will help you save fuel is hardly rocket science.  While drivers the world over might not know exactly how much fuel they can save, they do know, through common sense, that being … Continue reading

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L.A. – The City of Angels where Cars are King

Ahhhh, L.A. traffic.  All that constant stop and go on the 405, the 110, the 5 – just about any freeway at any time of day has the potential to be jammed with people trying to get where they want … Continue reading

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The Ecodriving / Diet Connection – Part II

In my last post I talked about the fact that Ecodriving and dieting have some things in common. 1 – Every little bit counts. 2 – Changing your behavior can be the most critical component to success. As it turns … 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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Audi Continues on the Fuel Mileage Saving Track With Hybrid Diesel R-18

When I was racing full time, one of my favorite things to do at the track was actually spend some time watching the cars in other series out on the circuit. It was a good time for me to absorb … Continue reading

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2012 Indy 500 Win Comes Down to Fuel Mileage Battle and Some Great Driving

If you are a regular reader of this blog, then it should not surprise you to see us talking about recent motorsports events and how they relate to Ecodriving. Memorial Day weekend has in it one of the busiest Sundays … Continue reading

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Boeing and Air New Zealand Team up for the Environment and Fuel Savings

Everyone knows that commercial aircraft, especially those as massive as the 170-ton 450 passenger Boeing 777-300, use enormous amounts of fuel in the course of their daily duties.  With a range of close to 10,000 miles, a 777 can consume … Continue reading

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The Coast is Clear

One Ecodriving technique is to use coasting, when possible. This is different from “drafting” and we are, in no way, advocating that behavior…which can be incredibly dangerous. Instead, the Ecodriving technique involves using coasting sparingly, when conditions dictate, and at … Continue reading

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