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Shanghai Scientific Energy Conservation Museum

Transportation Area - What Can I Do?

Energy Tips

The tips below outline ways individuals can cut their transportation energy consumption:

Personal Vehicles

  • Drive sensibly
  • Plan your trips and combine activities
  • Stagger your work hours to avoid rush hour traffic
  • Telecommute when you can
  • Take advantage of carpools and ridesharing
  • Remove excess weight from your vehicle
  • Avoid excessive idling
  • Use Cruise control when possible
  • Use overdrive gears as much as possible when on a highway
  • Observe the speed limit
  • Apply proper maintenance to your vehicle to keep it running smoothly
  • Make sure your tires are inflated to the max psi
  • Use the recommended motor oil grade
  • Replace your air filter at a regular interval
  • Purchase a fuel efficient vehicle
  • Purchase an alternative vehicle

Mass Transit

  • Use mass transit instead of a person vehicle when possible


  • Install smart traffic light systems.  Idling vehicles is a huge waste of energy
  • Invest in mass transit where possible