PSA Peugeot Citroën: Eco-driving

07.12.2008: By following these few easy tips, you can reduce your car’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 20%. Before leaving - Think of the environment when choosing your mode of transportation. - Check your car’s condition regularly.

By following these few easy tips, you can reduce your car’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 20%.

Before leaving

- Think of the environment when choosing your mode of transportation.

- Check your car’s condition regularly.

- Avoid carrying unnecessary loads.

On the road

- Don’t start your engine before you have to leave and turn it off if you stop for any length of time.

- Adjust your driving style to avoid sudden accelerations and braking.

- Change gears smoothly. Watch your speed.

Don’t open windows unless necessary.

Use air-conditioning and other electrical accessories properly.

Take advantage of features that help limit fuel consumption.

- Choosing the right car and using it properly

• Choose the cleanest, most fuel-efficient model that best meets your needs.

• Consider other transport options, such as car-pooling, mass transit, cycling and walking, especially in cities.

- Vehicle condition

• A dirty air filter can increase fuel consumption by as much as 3%.

• Tires inflated to the right pressure reduce rolling resistance and therefore fuel consumption while improving safety performance.

- Loads

• The heavier your car, the more fuel it burns. Before using your car, take unnecessary objects out of the trunk and passenger compartment.

• Remove luggage carriers and roof boxes if they’re not needed. Any object that increases air resistance also increases fuel consumption.

Before leaving

- Starting and stopping

• Turn on the engine without stepping on the accelerator pedal and don’t wait for the engine to heat up before leaving.

• When stopping for more than 20 seconds, it’s more economical to turn off the engine.

Driving

• Drive calmly and read the road ahead, avoiding frequent accelerations and braking.

• When possible, use engine braking rather than the brake pedal.

 Changing gears

• Change gears as soon as possible (below 2,000 rpm for diesel engines and 2,500 rpm for gasoline engines).

• Keep your rpms low and don’t hesitate to shift into fifth gear, even in city driving.

On the road

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Managing speed

• Respecting speed limits not only lowers the risk of accidents, but also saves fuel and therefore reduces CO2 emissions, especially on the highway.

Air resistance

• High-speed driving with windows or sunroofs open can increase fuel consumption by 5%.

Air-conditioning

• Don’t turn on the air-conditioning when driving short distances and regulate the setting so that the difference between the inside and outside temperatures is no more than 5°C.

Features that help improve fuel efficiency

• Reduce fuel consumption by using the fuel meter gauge, cruise control and navigation/traffic information system.

 

Did you know?

- On the highway and other main roads, reducing your speed by 10 km/h saves 1 litre of fuel per 100 km.

- Sudden accelerations and an aggressive, jerky driving style can increase fuel consumption by 40%.

- Air-conditioning increases fuel consumption by 25% to 30% in city driving

 

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07.12.2008 / MaP

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