Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Date

24-6-2015

Session

Session 7 – Poster Session B

Abstract

Eco-driving has been proven to have a great benefit in reducing vehicle fuel consumption in many developed countries. However, the potential of ecodriving on energy-saving in China is not very clear. Taking three taxi drivers from Beijing Beiqi Taxi Group Company as examples, the petrol consumption, travel distance and many other factors influencing vehicle fuel use before and after ecodriving training were collected through survey forms. The short-term and long-term effect of eco-driving was compared. The results showed that, taking one month as the statistical cycle, the benefit of eco-driving in saving fuel consumption averaged is 19.04%; while it reduced to 14.41% after four months from taking eco-driving training. Thus, drivers would partially regressed back to less economically driving behaviors and thus resulting in lower fuel savings after sometime. This study laid a foundation to evaluate the benefit of eco-driving in saving energy use.

Rights

Copyright © 2015 the author(s)

DC Citation

Proceedings of the Eighth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, June 22-25, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah. Iowa City, IA: Public Policy Center, University of Iowa, 2015: 212-218.

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The Long-Term Effectiveness of Eco-Driving Training: A Pilot Study

Salt Lake City, Utah

Eco-driving has been proven to have a great benefit in reducing vehicle fuel consumption in many developed countries. However, the potential of ecodriving on energy-saving in China is not very clear. Taking three taxi drivers from Beijing Beiqi Taxi Group Company as examples, the petrol consumption, travel distance and many other factors influencing vehicle fuel use before and after ecodriving training were collected through survey forms. The short-term and long-term effect of eco-driving was compared. The results showed that, taking one month as the statistical cycle, the benefit of eco-driving in saving fuel consumption averaged is 19.04%; while it reduced to 14.41% after four months from taking eco-driving training. Thus, drivers would partially regressed back to less economically driving behaviors and thus resulting in lower fuel savings after sometime. This study laid a foundation to evaluate the benefit of eco-driving in saving energy use.