This September, the world’s most promising super fuel efficient vehicles will be revealed through the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition.
Our Automotive X PRIZE competition moves into the Knockout Stage today, and the 22 remaining teams will need their vehicles to meet or exceed a 67 MPGe fuel efficiency target, plus specific emissions and range standards, in order to qualify for the last stage.
To find out who advances to the Finals Stage, visit progressiveautoxprize.org.
Owning a super fuel efficient vehicle isn’t the only way to be green and cut costs, though. These driving habits can help any car run further on less fuel:
• Turning off your car when parked, especially if it has a large engine. A good rule of thumb: if you plan to idle for more than a minute, cut the engine.
• Driving leisurely. Many of the things that shorten your drive time also deplete fuel. Avoiding speeding, fast accelerations, and hard braking will help your car run more efficiently. Even something as simple as merging onto the highway in 15 seconds, instead of 10, helps, according to tips on edmunds.com.
• Using cruise control on the highway and staying at or under 60 mph. There’s one exception: don’t use cruise control in hilly areas, where it requires extra gas to maintain speed.
What fuel efficient driving habits do you practice?
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