By following the tips in this section, you can use less fuel and reduce the amount of emissions (CO2 and other pollutants) your vehicle produces.
Driving efficiently can reduce the amount of fuel your vehicle uses and the pollution it emits. You should:
Basic maintenance will cut down the fuel your vehicle uses as well as reducing pollutants produced. Make sure your vehicle is well-tuned and the tyres are correctly inflated.
Roof racks and poorly placed spoilers increase air resistance and fuel consumption.
Try to choose a model that uses less fuel and emits fewer greenhouse gases. Visit www.rightcar.govt.nz for more information.
Think about sharing rides/carpooling, taking public transport, walking or cycling.
Last updated: 13 May 2010