Thursday, August 9, 2007

Driving efficiently

Double Blind has a great post and link to an article on driving more efficiently. It's worth a read:
If people could see how much fuel they guzzled while driving, Wayne believes they’d quickly learn to drive more efficiently. “If the EPA would mandate FCDs [Fuel Consumption Displays] in every car, this country would save 20 percent on fuel overnight,” he says. “They’re not expensive for the manufacturers to put in—10 to 20 bucks—and it would save more fuel than all the laws passed in the last 25 years. All from a simple display.”

The same phenomenon occurs with water and power meters--when people see how much they are consuming, they usually rein themselves in.

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