Fuel bills continue to make a dent in the household budget and concerns are growing about the impacts of climate change.
You can make a difference simply by changing your driving behaviour.
By adopting RACQ's eco-driving techniques you can reduce both your fuel bills and your carbon dioxide emissions.
Eco-driving covers driving style, vehicle maintenance and trip planning actions to reduce fuel consumption.
Over the past 15 years eco-driving has been increasingly researched, promoted and practically applied internationally as response to climate change.
How you drive your car, keep it maintained and when and where you drive, will have an impact on how much you spend on fuel.
We conducted a study to investigate the effectiveness of eco-driving training for motorists in Australia. This study was the first of its kind in Australia and continues to be recognised as one of the most important real-world tests of the effectiveness of eco-driving.
The combined effect of all the eco-driving training trialled during the study showed a statistically significant 4.6% reduction in fuel use and an average reduction of 0.51 litres per 100km.
You can download the eco-drive research study reports here: