Green Tip: Drive 55

By October 9, 2012Keeping It Green

This week we are introducing a new blog theme, the bi-weekly green tip. At CLEAN, we encourage many green practices such as waste water treatment systems, efficient routing, NPE free cleaners, on-demand printing, and fuel efficient vehicles.

Drive 55:

It’s tempting on the highway to allow the needle of your speedometer creep above 60 mph, but keeping your car at 55 mph can have a significant impact on the environment and your wallet. Driving at 65 mph burns approximately 10% more fuel than at 55 mph, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. As speed increases the percentages become larger. Driving at higher spped requires your engine to heat more, which in turn burns fuel more quickly.

If all Americans reset their driving habits, we could save 1 billion barrels of oil per year and eliminate the imports from the Persian Gulf.