Save Fuel by Slowing Down

Hard acceleration and braking can waste fuel and lower your mileage by 33% on the highway and 5% around town according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In Consumer Reports tests of a compact family sedan and a large sport-utility vehicle, fuel economy was improved by almost 15% when driving 65 mph vs. 75 mph on the highway. That translates to an average annual CO2 savings of about 1,500 pounds, and the CO2 savings for the SUV were even greater than for the sedan (1,900 lbs/yr). To improve fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, go easy on the brakes and gas pedal, reduce time spent idling, and use overdrive and cruise control on your car if you have those features. Hard acceleration and braking can also waste fuel and lower your mileage by 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent around town.

For more tips to improve your gas mileage, visit the Fuel Economy Guide.
 
Learn more at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)