The AJAC Eco-Run has wrapped up, after three days of journalists driving 22 cars with fuel-saving technology from Brighton to London, Ontario. But it wasn't just about the technology - it was also about the way that we drove them.
According to Natural Resources Canada, which crunched our numbers each night, 70% of us achieved or bettered the vehicles' published fuel figures. After we got a pep talk, and changed our driving habits somewhat, we got up to 80%. At the end of the event today, we were told that all of the vehicles were now meeting or beating the fuel figures. And the best part is that, even if you can't afford or don't want a new vehicle, you can make changes in your habits that will get better mileage in any vehicle - and for free!
Don't forget to check out the Toronto Star's blog, to which I contributed during the run. Find it by clicking here.