British Driving Test Now Judges Eco-friendly Motoring Aptitude

The nanny state has added one more criteria to their driver licensing tests: Eco-friendly driving skills. The Telegraph reports that the new testing is being implemented to comply with EU regulations, with government officials stating that motorists practicing the eco-friendly driving techniques could see savings of… » 9/16/08 2:40pm 9/16/08 2:40pm

Eco-Driving Boosts Mileage By Average Of 24%, According To Ford Tests

We looked at ten different ways to boost your mileage » 8/28/08 5:00pm 8/28/08 5:00pm — and how they interfere with the "American way of life" — earlier. As proof that these techniques can make a difference, Ford claims internal tests show that practicing improves mileage by an average of 24%. Ford and Pro Formance professionals coached 48…

In Japan, Efficiency Drives You

Nissan has announced a new eco-driving function for its Japan-only CARWINGS navigation system that looks set to make low fuel consumption a competitive sport. Not only will vehicles equipped with the Eco-Drive and You service be able to display instantaneous and average economy figures and the exact amount of money… » 2/05/08 3:30pm 2/05/08 3:30pm