Dec 21, 2010
You may not have a more fuel-efficient car yet, but there are still ways for you to save money while driving.
With windows or air conditioner open?
It really depends on the situation. Drive with the windows open if the car has been parked under the sun for hours. You can open the air conditioner once the car has already cooled down. The bottom line, still, is that less power means less fuel.
Regular fuel or premium fuel?
If your car goes well with regular fuel, there is no more need to run it with something higher in octane. On the other hand, going for premium fuel is best if you have a supercharger or a turbocharger.
Light acceleration or heavy acceleration?
Considering light acceleration will surely not hurt you. Aside from saving money, you will also be less prone to meet accident (knock on the wood). By and large, light acceleration saves fuel.
Aug 7, 2008
Proper calculation as far as the right amount of fuel to allow cars to accelerate is known to be a problem these days. Especially with the rising cost of fuel, wise driving starts from realizing our faults in driving our cars. There is no perfect driver, only wiser ones. While some love speed, it also means using up fuel the unconventional way.
Nissan for its part, has developed a keen contraption that can help drivers improve their manner of driving and fuel consumption. With this indicator in tow, people who are having trouble as far as maintaining the proper efficiency level of fuel consumption may finally get a break.
The technology involved is simple – when the ECO Pedal is on, the system calculates a threshold of accelerator pedal travel depending on the prevailing driving conditions. A counter push-back control system is activated when the pedal is depressed beyond the threshold level and along with a eco-driving indicator in the instrument cluster, informs the driver of his driving behaviour.