Lower carbon means lower speeds

Control fuel consumption by adopting a no-speeding culture. Set a clear expectation for everyone – not just drivers but managers and dispatch staff too.

  • Tell drivers not to speed. Use staff meetings and internal communications to remind everyone regularly.
  • If your vehicles have GPS or other tracking technology, monitor speeding events and give drivers feedback. Reward those who make the best improvements.
  • Take the pressure off drivers by looking for other ways to save time, such as route planning software or more efficient loading and unloading.

You can save 10–20% of fuel and carbon by driving more efficiently - without a significant increase in trip time.

Barth and Boriboonsomsin, 2009

Gen Less driving

The way you drive has an impact on your emissions, fuel consumption and the general wear and tear on your car. And of course – driving Gen Less is safer for everyone.

  • Stick to the speed limit. Or even a shade below.
  • Anticipate slowing by looking ahead. Take your foot off the accelerator and let the car slow down gently, rather than braking hard.
  • Save the air conditioning for the motorway. Open windows and use the fan when driving 50 km/h or below.
  • Take out the junk. Take unnecessary items out of the car, remove roof racks/boxes and cycle racks if you’re not using them.

Fill up with biofuels

Sustainably produced biofuels produce fewer net greenhouse gas emissions than diesel or petrol. Look for a bioethanol blend for petrol vehicles, or a biodiesel blend for diesels. You can use them safely in most vehicles – no modifications required – and mix them with regular fuel in your tank.