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This is a tip or action or idea that we can all engage with to work towards living in ways that allow for more health and wellbeing for all aspects of the planet. It is about changing speeds slowly while driving!

Driving a car burns fuel. Even in an electric vehicle uses fuel, and most of the fuels used by cars and trucks around the world are fossil fuels. The burning of fossil fuels releases carbon into the atmosphere which is one of major causes of global climate change. So, every time any of us take our vehicle on the road, we are contributing to climate change. Not good. And something that makes a car or truck use even more fuel is if it is made to speed up or slow down quickly. Driving with abrupt accelerations and decelerations can use up fuel 10% to 40% faster! Not good at all!

Keeping a motor running at below 2,000 rpm will increase fuel efficiency when accelerating and coasting to a stop will increase fuel efficiency when decelerating. Photo: YourMechanic.

A solution is to gently and slowly use the gas pedal and break pedal whenever possible. By increasing or decreasing speeds gradually, a car is able to use fuel much more efficiently. So, we should all try and pay attention to gradually speeding up when we need our vehicles to move, coasting and gently breaking when we need our vehicles to stop, and being tolerant of when other drivers adopt these driving styles. Not only will this style of driving save fuel, it will also save money!

What do you think of these ideas? Do you have any other solution ideas?

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