Driving style recommendations for drivers
Accelerating quickly uses fuel unnecessarily and rarely saves time. Don’t drive erratically, use cruise control whenever possible, and keep your distance from the vehicle in front. Look well in front of you and take your foot off the accelerator well in advance of braking, for example, at a traffic light or a turn off. Use the momentum of the vehicle. Anticipating traffic situations not only saves fuel, it steadies the traffic and causes less stress for you. And it saves brakes and tyre wear.
Stay in the green zone
Drive in the green zone of the rev counter, also when accelerating and driving up gradients. And when the engine is not being taxed very hard, thus when the accelerator is being used only lightly, stay at the bottem of the green zone. Always drive in the highest possible gear. And if you drive with an AS-Tronic, don’t keep revving up. On level roads, ease off the accelerator to let the gearbox change earlier, or change gear manually. And use the kick-down only when it’s absolutely necessary.
Don’t accelerate unnecessarily and don’t leave the engine ticking over unnecessarily. Even a fuel-efficient PACCAR MX engine uses 1.4 litres of diesel fuel an hour just ticking over. Don’t use absolutely necessary. Because ultimately the electricity comes from the fuel. And turn off the airconditioning whenever possible. That saves hundreds of litres of fuel per annum.
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