Environmental Driving Code
Did you know the way you drive your car can reduce the amount of CO2 you emit - and help to reduce your impact on global warming? It can
also save you money - fuel consumption can vary by up to 45% on the same route, while reducing accidents.
Follow our Road Rules for a Cleaner Climate, and help Avis’ drive for a greener future.
1. Drive Smoothly
Try to avoid harsh acceleration and braking - pulling away too fast can use up 60% more fuel.
2. Change Gear Efficiently
Changing gear at 1,500 to 2,500 rpm can save up to 15% on fuel - and reduce emissions by the same amount.
Look ahead and anticipate road conditions and other people’s actions - this reduces the need for hard braking and acceleration, and so will
help you drive more efficiently.
4. Avoid Short Journeys
Short journeys on a cold engine use up to twice as much fuel as a warmed up engine, producing more pollution - only make necessary
5. Don’t Rev
Avoid revving the engine unnecessarily - this wastes fuel and increases harmful emissions.
6. Limit Your Speed
Observe the speed limits - by driving fast you increase the emissions from the vehicle - and optimise your fuel consumption while avoiding
speeding fines and pedestrians.
7. Plan Your Journeys
Plan your journeys to avoid peak periods, road works and getting lost - you’ll have a more relaxing journey and waste less fuel.
8. Traffic Jams
If stuck in a traffic jam for more than a couple of minutes, turn off the engine to cut exhaust emissions and conserve fuel.
9. Keep Your Cool
Using air vents rather then open windows reduces fuel by 4%, while air conditioning can increase fuel consumption by up to 2 litres
10. Drive Carbon Neutral®
Avis is the first car rental company in the world to offer Carbon Neutral® driving to all its
customers. By booking your car on www.avis.ch, you can absorb the CO2 emissions from your car hire with a few mouse clicks!
Even better, why not become an entirely Carbon Neutral® driver? Visit www.carbonneutral.com for more information.