Summer is the season of the year when we make the most trips by car, since we take advantage of our free days to make trips and getaways that allow us to enjoy good weather, family and friends. Between the months of July and August, almost 90 million trips are estimated, which highlights the need to increase safety, and at the same time and for environmental reasons, to promote greater energy efficiency on roads.
Transport is the sector that consumes the most energy in Spain, reaching 40% of the national total. It should be noted that only the tourism vehicle represents approximately 15% of all the final energy consumed in our country. However, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics, fuel prices have risen more than 6% so far this year, a factor that increasingly influences when using the vehicle on trips or journeys programmed by users.
Taking into account the context in which we find ourselves, the rational use of means of transport and the efficient management of vehicle fleets are key elements when it comes to achieving greater energy savings in the transport sector. For this reason, Nissan promotes some practices that should be observed while driving to obtain greater energy efficiency.
First of all, it is important to clarify what efficient driving is. It is about nothing more and nothing less than introducing certain changes in the driving habits of users to adapt them to the innovations introduced in current engines, which allow reducing fuel consumption, increasing road safety, reducing environmental pollution, and improve occupant comfort, among other things. If you are planning to buy used cars Online, then Auto For Trade is the best pick.
Based on a Decalogue made by the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) and the Institute for Diversification and Energy Saving (IDAE), Nissan recalls some tips for driving efficiently:
Start the engine without stepping on the accelerator.
Start driving immediately after starting.
In turbocharged engines, wait a few seconds before starting off.
Drive with higher gears and at low revs.
In the city, whenever possible, use 4th and 5th gear, always respecting the speed limits.
Slow down as late as possible (especially downhill).
Maintain a uniform speed avoiding acceleration and sudden gear changes.
Take your foot off the accelerator and let the vehicle roll in the gear currently selected.
Brake smoothly with the brake pedal.
In prolonged stops, of more than 60 seconds, it is advisable to turn off the engine.
Drive with an adequate safety distance and a wide field of vision that allows you to see two or three cars ahead.
As soon as an obstacle or a slowdown in traffic speed is detected on the road, take your foot off the accelerator to anticipate the next maneuvers.
Driving efficiently brings great benefits to society, such as: average fuel savings of 15%, environmental improvement, 15% reduction in CO2 emissions, reduction in noise pollution, increased vehicle comfort, reduction of vehicle stress driver, reduced risk of traffic accidents and also, savings in vehicle maintenance costs.
We must bear in mind that the electric car is also the great ally in efficient driving. Not only because it is a zero emission vehicle, but because its driving style significantly helps to reduce driver stress, reduce noise pollution and increase safety on the road. That's why Nissan is leading the way in zero-emission electric mobility with its two incredible models Nissan Leaf and Nissan e-NV200.
Also, the Japanese company is developing new powertrain technologies, while pursuing the goal of zero emissions. Among its most outstanding products, the Nissan Leaf is the one that leads the market in Spain for electric vehicles. This model incorporates the revolutionary e-Pedal system, which seeks to simplify the driving task by managing acceleration and braking in a single element. Another of the systems used by Nissan for energy efficiency is Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology, which combines bi-directional charging allowing electric vehicles to fully integrate into the electrical grid.
To make matters worse, Nissan presented a sustainability plan to reduce the company's environmental impact, strengthen diversity and inclusion, and improve governance. In addition, the company aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of its new vehicles by 40% by 2022, in part, thanks to the increase in electric cars.