Eco-driving scoping study
The AA Research Foundation and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) commissioned Transport Engineering Research New Zealand (TERNZ) to undertake a scoping study to explore the potential of eco-driver training as a means to improve fuel efficiency in New Zealand.
During this research information on eco-driving was collected through a literature review, collation of New Zealand driver and vehicle demographic data, and a survey of AA members to determine their views on eco-driving (presented in a separate report). Based on the information collected, the following report discusses:
- The benefits of eco-driving.
- Existing light vehicle eco-driving schemes (New Zealand and internationally).
- The effectiveness of eco-driving schemes.
- Implementing eco-driving in New Zealand.
- A proposed future research plan
The AA Research Foundation also carried out a related survey on member attitudes to efficient driving. That report can be found here.