Efficient driving

Department for Transport
Start date:
August 2015
February 2016

 Following the success of Brook Lyndhurst's review of evidence on the market for electric vehicles, this latest review looks at efficient driving - driving that minimises fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions.

The review covers UK and international evidence on efficient driving in both private and fleet motorists, and assesses:

·         current levels of efficient driving and potential for increase

·         motivations and barriers

·         measures to increase efficient driving (technology, communications and training)

·         connections between efficient driving and other policy areas

The assessment is intended to guide future policy development and offer directions for future research.

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