Ecodriving means driving in a manner which is energy efficient, being ecological and economical at the same time. It is a way to use less fuel to make the same travel distance. Although the most modern cars have improved their engines and technology, most of the drivers do not adapt their driving style to these advances. Ecodriving represents the culture of adapting the style of driving to those new technical advantages that the drivers have. Ecodriving has varied benefits including:
- Economic benefits: There are direct cost reductions on ecodriving due to less fuel consumption. However, there are other indirect costs such as operation and maintenance costs involved that are reduced with a more efficient style of driving.
- Health benefits: Ecodriving means reducing noise and air pollution. The noise pollution is reduced as the cars are driven with less rpm making the engine noise lower. There is a reduction in Particulate Matter (PM) and Black Carbon (BC) as well, causing heart, lung and cancer problems driving more efficiently, making the air cleaner and safer for the health. Furthermore, it reduces the risk of accidents, increasing your life expectancies.
- Environmental benefits: Ecodriving reduces Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2), reducing the impact in climate change. In addition, with ecodriving a reduction in urban smog is achieved