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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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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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Corporate responsibility and doing the right thing – Ecodriving style!

So, we all know that Ecodriving can provide dedicated practitioners of the methodolgy the benefit of some pretty impressive fuel and money savings.  And when you get a bunch of dedicated practitioners together, in say the form of a fleet … 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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Dieting and Ecodriving -Every Little Bit Counts

I’ve always been a pretty thin person, but my post-racing-driving-sitting-behind-a-desk career has brought to me a harsh reality  -  I need to lose some weight. So, as I stood on scale the other day and looked down at the needle … 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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EDS Trains Houston Independent School District Safety Trainers on Fleet Fuel Savings

It was a successful few days in late July that marked the official training of Houston Independent School District Fleet Safety personnel by the Ecodriving Solutions crew of master Ecodriving trainers. The goal? Help the HISD 1,000 driver strong fleet … Continue reading

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Time Your Drives to Save Fuel for You and Your Fleet

One of the main issues that is discussed in Ecodriving is the time it takes to get from one place to another. The perception is that Ecodriving is always slow driving, and one of the first things that is taught … Continue reading

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