This report illustrates the tips drivers should apply. Sparing use of air conditioning, frequent checks of tyre pressure and moving off without letting the engine idle are explained and illustrated. It also describes the importance of anticipating traffic flow, shifting up quickly and reaching cruising speed as fast as possible.
Europe’s roads are saturated. It’s estimated that the quantity of goods carried by road will increase by 20 Billion tonne-kilometres a year between now and 2013. The EU’s Marco Polo II programme wants to buck this trend, and is already ensuring that over 42 billion tonne-kilometers will be shifted from the road to alternative forms of transport.
COMEDY SPECIAL – The film targets gas guzzling 4x4s using the language and style of traditional car adverts that portray 4×4 drivers escaping their urban environment for the freedom of the open road.
Hydrogen device cuts fuel bills and emissions for larger vehicles. The bolt-on system produces small amounts of hydrogen which helps engines to burn conventional fuels more efficiently.
The biotruck expedition was an extraordinary success being independently certified as the world’s first Carbon-Negative Expedition. Andy Pag and John Grimshaw travelled through France, Spain, Morocco and Mauritania to a small town in Mali, 200km short of Timbuktu where they delivered a biodiesel processing unit to MFC, a local charity. Here are some of the highlights from their trip…