There’s not much local residents can do about the price of gas in NC, but we can control – up to a point – how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.
The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don’t need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year in improved fuel economy.
Go a little slower. Charlotte residents who go more than 60 mph/100 kph will see their gas drop dramatically. Leave early so you don’t need to rush to be on time. And cruise control is your friend – steady speeds use less gas.
Plan errands ahead. Make fewer trips by combining errands around here.
Hey, at current Charlotte gas prices, a lead-foot might as well be a gold foot.