GOFAR partners with Transurban to conduct massive Eco-driving trial 2022

With an overall fuel efficiency improvement of 5.5%, the trial has shown that eco-driving concepts have merit and can deliver meaningful fuel consumption savings, and therefore GHG emission reduction.

While passenger vehicles have become increasingly fuel-efficient over time, there appears to be merit in actively promoting eco-driving now versus simply waiting for cars to get more efficient or for EV and zero-emission penetration to increase in the Australian vehicle fleet. It is expected to take eight years, until 2030, for ICE vehicles to get 15% more efficient and that vehicle costs will increase by $1,000– $2,0006 accordingly. Based on our results, an eco-driving approach could promptly deliver 30% of this gain, for 10% of the cost. Moreover, ICE vehicle eco-driving skills are transferrable to EVs and would help address widely held range concerns. Based on feedback from participants, it is possible that the results could be further enhanced by providing more comprehensive education materials (covering additional techniques such as peak-hour driving and coasting), as well as providing individualised feedback to drivers.

 

 

Read the Transurban GOFAR Eco-Driving Trial Industry Report 2022

Transurban Gofar Eco-driving trial 2022

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