Be a Better MPG Driver

<div class="at-above-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://mygreenmontgomery.org/project/be-a-better-mpg-driver/"></div>The most important factor impacting your car’s MPG is you.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://mygreenmontgomery.org/project/be-a-better-mpg-driver/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

The most important factor impacting your car’s MPG is you.

Jackrabbit starts, accelerating toward stop lights, stretching the speed limit — we all do some of it sometimes, and they all take a real toll on gas mileage. It’s a fact: the faster you drive, the more fuel you burn. The Department of Energy estimates that aggressive driving lowers your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and 5% around town. On the other hand, cultivating mileage-minded driving habits can give your MPG a noticeable boost, which means you’ll spend less at the pump. Possibly much less. Skeptical? Check out the video in the Resources section with a side-by-side test demonstrating that MPG-wise driving style can result in over 20% better fuel economy in mixed driving, 43% on the highway!