For the environment and your finances
The importance of sustainable driving is becoming increasingly tangible for the environment and the wallet: the state of the climate is acute and fuel prices are constantly rising. Eco driving is estimated to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 percent.
Our education package has been developed by STR (The Swedish Traffic Schools Association) in cooperation with the Swedish Transport Agency and the Swedish Energy Agency. The course teaches the latest knowledge about energy savings in traffic and shows a driving technique that results in an economical driving style.
The training in eco driving includes an individual driving session of about one and a half hours and a joint theory session of about two hours.
Tips and tricks
Tips and advice on how to drive more cheaply
- Driving ahead: When planning your driving, you avoid hard braking. Keep the distance to the car in front of you!
- Switch early: If traffic allows, it is advantageous to "skip" gears and not drive on one gear for longer than needed. Quickly switch up to second and then skip third and switch to four gear sc. straight away. Try to switch before the engine reaches 3,000 rpm.
- Keep speeds: It sounds simple but the fact is that many are driving way too fast. The car consumes less fuel at lower speeds. Be sure to keep a steady speed!
- Engine brake: Engine brake is a safe bet if you want to drive save money, fuel and the environment. Release the gas completely and switch down before the engine speed has been reduced to 1200-1300 rpm.
- Roll downhill: If you drive on a more powerful downhill, you can let the car roll without pressing the gas!
The training includes an individual driving session of about one and a half hours and a joint theory session of about two hours. The combination of theory and practice is crucial to the result.
- Test run number one: The driver drives "as usual" a planned loop. The car is equipped with an on-board computer and a teacher comes along.
- Analysis: The teacher analyzes the driver's normal driving style.
- Demo and instructed exercise: The teacher gives advice and instructions, demonstrates and instructs. The driver is practicing the new advice and instructions he has been given.
- Test run number two: The driver drives the same loop as on the first test run and applies his new skills.
- Advice: The teacher prints the results of the driving and gives advice to the driver. The driver receives a driving booklet as well as personal advice as feedback on the practical driving.
- Theory: The training is complemented by theory based at a later date where the fuel result is also followed up.
- Follow-up: Motivation and follow-up are very important in order to achieve a lasting long-term result.