Factors that affect fuel efficiency
The choices you make as a driver can have a major impact on fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Choose a vehicle with the most fuel-efficient technologies. Once you’re on the road, make a conscious choice to use fuel-efficient driving techniques, no matter the weather.
Technology and other vehicle variables
Canada’s GHG emission standards are becoming more stringent, and vehicle manufacturers have responded with a wide range of engineering advancements. These features reduce emissions while saving you money on fuel.
Vehicles with these options are available now. Find more information about them at these links.
- Cylinder deactivation systems
- Variable valve timing
- Idle stop-start technology
- Direct fuel injection
- Vehicle weight
- Modern diesel vehicles
Canada’s climate poses special challenges for fuel-efficient driving. Your vehicle’s air conditioner can be a major fuel consumer, and the cold weather challenges your fuel efficiency for many reasons.
Find smart tips at the links below for lowering your fuel consumption – through the hottest days of summer and the worst of winter weather.
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