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Energy Saving Trust urges motorists to save money through smarter driving

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Drivers could save an average of £270 each, or 20p of every litre spent on petrol and diesel, by simply following a range of simple smarter driving tips. The fuel saved would fill the largest cargo ship in the world 56 times over, or 12,000 Olympic swimming pools.

Energy Saving has announced the launch of Fuel Your Passion, a three-month campaign to inspire drivers to save money behind the wheel and cut the amount of carbon dioxide their vehicle emits.

A new online app will accompany the campaign, and show the goodies motorists could buy with the cash they will be saving.

Energy Saving Trust Senior Knowledge manager – Transport, Tim Anderson, said: 'Smarter driving techniques are easy to adopt, but can make a huge difference at the pumps – which is more important than ever in these tough economic times.

'Anticipating road conditions and driving more smoothly, shifting up gears early and turning off a car’s engine at traffic lights all make a massive difference. In fact, if every driver in England adopted the Energy Saving Trust’s tactics they could save around £6.6bn a year.

'Motorists who take simple steps to change the way they drive will soon see a return on their investment. They can use the money they save to buy designer jeans, pay for a trip to the cinema or even save towards a holiday – which everyone would agree are far better uses for the cash in their wallet!,' he added.

Energy Saving Trust experts calculate that an average driver in an average UK car drives 8,437 miles annually. By taking their advice, that motorist could save £270 a year – that’s 74p a day, enough to download a favourite song or snap up a chocolate bar.

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