With gas prices always rising, it seems there are many experts giving advice on how you can save at the pump. For companies, fuel conservation has a direct impact on their bottom line, here are some fuel conservation tips that will help your pocketbook and the environment.

Fuel Consumption Statistics

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that in 2018, about 143 billion gallons or 3.40 billion barrels of gasoline were consumed in the USA alone. An average of 9.32 million barrels a day.

Fuel Conservation Tips

Hypermiling is a technique many follow, while these driving techniques are aimed to improve the car’s fuel efficiency, some techniques can be dangerous such as riding close to trucks to reduce drag. There are many other fuel conservation options that are safe and effective.
The average consumer accounts for trillions of vehicle miles traveled each year. Many try to conserve fuel by carpooling, avoiding unnecessary trips, or better yet, rely on clean transportation vehicles.

If you’re a business with a fleet of vehicles, there are multiple strategies that will help their fuel conservation efforts while having a positive impact on the bottom line.

  • Outfit fleet vehicles with devices that save fuel
  • Strategic route planning to eliminate unnecessary driving
  • Capitalize on the State & Federal financial benefits available for purchasing electric vehicles and charging stations.

By purchasing electric vehicles for your business fleet and investing in a charging station, this will not only have a positive effect on your bottom line but will motivate your in-house employees to invest in an electric vehicle for themselves. Electric vehicle drivers can charge while they’re at work and your business will also benefit.

Start Your Fuel Conservation Efforts

Where do I start you ask? Begin by educating yourself about clean energy. There are many local, state, and federal programs to raise awareness. Bring the knowledge in by relying on workshops, meetings, and conferences to share company-wide.
We at 3Phases Renewables are always promoting clean energy efforts to reduce the carbon footprint. Here are some resources that you will find helpful:

Our Clean Energy Frequently Asked Questions – Find answers to many clean energy-related questions.

US Department of Energy – Alternative Fuels Data Center: provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision-makers find ways to reach their energy and economic goals through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.

California Air Resources Board: CARB is working with air districts, community groups and members, environmental organizations, and regulated industries to reduce exposure in communities most impacted by air pollution.

NC Clean Energy: provides technical assistance in the form of training fleet assessments, and the distribution of grant funding to help procure clean transportation vehicles and infrastructure.

If you want to discuss the many clean energy options available, Contact us.