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1 One way to save fuel There is another one!

2 ECO-DRIVING Energy efficient Driving Style and In-Car-Devices improves road safety, fuel efficiency, saves money and combats climate change Willy Raimund, Austrian Energy Agency

3 To start with… Not to drive at all is the best way to save fuel/energy Substitute car trips by env. friendly modes 1/3 of all trips shorter than 5km But IF you have to go by car, do it the ECO-DRIVING (E-D for short) way

4 E-D What do we mean? Shift into higher gear below 2500 rpm Maintain steady speed in highest gear possible Look ahead and anticipate traffic flow Decelerate leaving the vehicle in gear No aprupt accelerating or braking

5 Add. tipps to save fuel Switch off the engine at short stops Get rid of unnecessary weight Avoid roof racks and roof load Optimize use of Air condition and rear- window defroster Check tyre pressure regularly Make use of in-car devices

6 The advantages of E-D Enhanced road safety Reduced fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions by 10-15% in average Reduced costs (individually, fleets, economy) Less wear and tear, less maintainance costs Less noise nuisance increased comfort all at equal travel time

7 The advantages of E-D No regret, cost-extensive measure to reduce GHG emissions from transport eg. NL calculates 5-7 per reduced ton of CO 2 WOP – Window of opportunity regarding high crude oil and fuel prices

8 The disadvantages of E-D No major ones have yet occured! No rebond effects up to now (in order that people would drive more because of less fuel they use) Stakeholders (eg. program Manager, developers, suppliers, marketing specialists): despite of all advantages it can still sometimes be challenging to convince them (eg. Driving school organisations)

9 E-D The scope Training of driver trainers (and examiners) Contents in driving school curricula Awareness raising activities, e.g. Competition Spritsparwettbewerb in AT TV commercials in GE and NL PR Trainings for drivers (cars, buses, trucks)

10 E-D The scope Support to set up national programs eg. Canada, Baltic states, ES) Research and scientific proof eg. enhanced road safety, long term effects, effect of simulator trainings or in-car devices In-car devices (support), Simulators and computer games

11 Drivers of ECO-DRIVING CultureLegislation Technology

12 Whats up in Europe? Activities on national level AT CH GE NL Scandinavia ES, Baltic states… ECO-DRIVING Europe and ECODRIVEN projects

13 Major findings general Advantages of ECO-DRIVING are widely accepted Quality Management is a key Marketing for different target groups Driving Simulator can be effective Written communication alone helps

14 Major findings strategy New drivers education is the key to the future Obligatory education for truck and bus drivers Time saving and cheap products (Simulator, Spritsparstunde,...) are a catcher On-board instruments - the only channel to all advanced drivers Integration into climate protection and road safety policy

15 E-D connects Program Managers Developers Suppliers Marketing Specialists

16 learns from each other Know-How Platform Newsletter quick, informal, personal exchange Technical Knowledge Action Knowledge involvement of stakeholders targeted strategies marketing quality management standards and materials for training

17 brokers and enlarges Pilot projects Additional countries Development of Strategies Practical support Teaching materials Legitimation

18 ECO-DRIVING Austria 2004: Start of ECO-DRIVING Austria (www.spritspar.at)www.spritspar.at Austrian Energy Agency together with Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Lebensministerium) Federal Branch Association of Driving Schools The programme is part of the klima:aktiv->mobil initiative aiming to fulfil the Kyoto targets

19 ECO-DRIVING Austria Main elements ECO-DRIVING Championship All drivers are invited to take part in this championship in fuel-saving driving style. The competition aims at spreading the idea of ECO-DRIVING among drivers and also among driving schools. ECO-DRIVING Certificate for driver trainers In pilot seminars some 20 driving teachers have been educated and certified to ECO-DRVIVING-trainers with a certain quality standard. Co-operation with fleet operators Professional drivers in fleets are invited to take part in an ECO-DRIVING training. From fleets with own trainers (government fleets, railway and bus companies, army etc.) these trainers are invited to take part in the certification courses. Awareness raising, marketing and public relations The upper parts are accompanied by elements of PR works such as radio spots, print media coverage, folders with tips to save fuel etc.

20 Energy Efficiency Drive in high gears at low rpm ECO-DRIVING reduces fuel consumption Evaluations show that the effect of trainings is sustainable Reductions in fuel consumption from 10-15% are usual 60 km/h

21 Noise ECO-DRIVING reduces noise nuisance The noise of 32 cars at 2000 rpm equals the noise of 1 car at 4000 rpm

22 Environmental Impacts ECO-DRIVING reduces emissions and improves the local environment

23 Aerodynamics

24 Gears, speed and fuel consumption

25 Gears, speed and fuel consumption

26 Acceleration, gears, fuel consumption

27 examples for additional tools PC game database for fuel efficient cars fuel consumption on-board comp. measurement(built in) fuel economy label(retrofitting)

28 In-car-devices Help to monitor and reduce fuel consumption (and follow the E-D principles): econometer eco-revolution-meter cruise control bordcomputer (fuel consumption measurement) gear shift indicator accelerator limiter

29 In-car-devices Revolution counter prohibits the vehicle from being driven at excessive, and therefore very inefficient, engine speeds. Cruise control Cruise control makes it easy to maintain a steady speed On-board computer Regarding actual fuel consumption the driver gets immediate feedback on his or her driving behaviour and the influence on fuel consumption. Econometers and shift indicators a fuel consumption meter. A shift indicator shows the driver when it is most fuel-efficient to shift up. Speed limiters and/or RPM limiters Speed limiters and/or RPM limiters help avoiding unperceived speeding and excessive engine speeds. All devices mentioned save about 5% fuel. Combined with driving style training the benefits are significantly higher.

30 Back to the future Let us go to the year 2012, the end of the Kyoto period and see some ECO- DRIVING news

31 ECO-DRIVING News Austria was the last of the 27 EU-countries which introduced ECO-DRIVING in the second phase of driving licence procedure to adapt to the harmonised European driving licence directive Thus every year new drivers are educated in ECO-DRIVING

32 ECO-DRIVING News 6 years ago, obligatory further training for truck and bus drivers has been introduced by the European Commission including an ECO-DRIVING module By now no truck driver on European streets without ECO-DRIVING education

33 ECO-DRIVING News Increasing transport CO 2 emissions have provoked massive payments of EU-countries in the Kyoto mechanism ECO-DRIVING has reduced overall CO 2 emissions from transport by 2%, thus saving EURO every year. With an investment of 7 EURO in ECO-DRIVING in 2002 the Dutch Government has saved 50 EURO for the certificate for 1 ton of CO 2

34 ECO-DRIVING News 2-liter cars with integrated ECO-DRIVER mode have gained a share of 5% of new cars New directive prescribes fuel saving cycle for all automatic gear boxes sold in the EU Intelligent Speed Adaptation and REV-control manage the cars in more than 95% of driving time

35 ECO-DRIVING News Evaluators of historic programs choose ECO-DRIVING as a case study from cradle to grave ( ) The main message: Its success made the ECO-DRIVING program unnecessary

36 3 points for discussion (How) Can you make use of E-D in your setting? Estimate the effects of EU-wide E-D implementation in terms of reduced tons CO 2 How to overcome possible obstacles when implementing E-D?

37 Inputs for discussion The European Climate Change Programme (ECCP) in 2001 calculated a reduction potential for driver education and ecodriving of at least 50 Mton CO 2 emission reductions by This would mean savings for consumers of about 20 Billion per year. Companies: For Dutch national transportation (80,000 km per year) this would mean average cost savings of about 800 per year per vehicle. For Dutch international transport the cost savings may count up to 1,400 per year per vehicle. Average saving per passenger car and year: 120 Amortisation of average E-D training: takes 3 months (comp.) to max. 6 months (cars)

38 Enjoy ECO-DRIVING! Wily Raimund, Austrian Energy Agency Tel: A-1060 Vienna, Otto-Bauer-Gasse 6


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