Conservation for the environment in which we live
We recognise that although it is an essential part of your business, driving vehicles has sustainability implications for the environment, communities, and personal health and safety.
6 easy tips for reducing your carbon dioxide emissions and saving on fuel.
As part of our commitment to supporting our customers becoming more sustainable, we encourage the adoption of good practices that promote health and safety, the consideration the communities, and the reduction of the environmental impact of driving.
The Government have identified 6 easy tips for reducing your carbon dioxide emissions and saving on fuel.
Pump up to cut down
Under inflated tyres create more resistance when your car is moving. That means your engine has to work harder, so more fuel is used and more CO2 emissions are produced. Simply check and adjust your tyre pressures regularly and also before long journeys. This will also help to increase the life of your tyres.
Under inflated tyres increase CO2 but over inflated tyres can be unsafe, so check your car manual for the correct tyre pressure. Remember, a car with a heavier load may need different air pressure in the tyres.
Less clutter in your car means less C02
Clutter in your boot is extra weight your engine has to carry around. By removing it, you could reduce your engine's workload. This will burn less fuel and cut your CO2 emissions, so unload any items you won't need for your journey before you set out.
Driving at an appropriate speed reduces C02
Speed limits are the maximum lawful speeds which may be driven in ideal circumstances. Drivers should never exceed the speed limit. Staying at or within the speed limit increases driver safety. It also reduces CO2 emissions and saves money on your petrol costs. At 70mph you could be using up to 9 per cent more fuel than at 60mph and up to 15 per cent more fuel than at 50mph.
Less stopping and starting means less C02
Every time you stop then start again in a traffic queue, the engine uses more fuel and therefore produces more CO2. Keep an eye on the traffic ahead and slow down early by gently lifting your foot off the accelerator while keeping the car in gear. In this way, the traffic may have started moving again by the time you approach the vehicle in front, so you can then change gear and be on your way.
Over-revving accelerates emissions
Modern car engines are designed to be efficient from the moment they are switched on, so revving up like a Formula 1 car in pole position only wastes fuel and increases engine wear. Using your gears wisely by changing up a gear a little earlier can also reduce revs. If you drive a diesel car, try changing up a gear when the rev counter reaches 2000rpm. For a petrol car, change up at 2500rpm.
Idling is wasting fuel
When the engine is idling you're wasting fuel and adding to CO2 emissions. If you're likely to be at a standstill for more than three minutes, simply switch off the engine.
Worldline commitment to sustainability
fuelGenie is a service provided by Worldline, a leading IT services provider with a strong commitment to sustainability. This commitment extends from our organisational core to our interaction with clients and suppliers. In addition to our own corporate sustainability initiatives, such as our Code of Ethics and our Sustainable Development Charter, we support our clients in the adoption and implementation of sustainability programmes. To find out more about Worldline corporate sustainability policies and our Sustainability Solutions team, please visit the Worldline corporate website.