- An eco-driving campaign through November in cooperation with the Korea Transportation Safety Authority and the Citizens Coalition for Driving One Car for Ten Years -The five tips for eco-driving to boost fuel efficiency
MOBIS runs a green campaign to make low carbon eco-driving for the environment.
On April 24th, after holding an opening ceremony at Seongsan Vehicle Inspection Station, located in Mapogu, Seoul, MOBIS announced a plan to conduct a ‘campaign for low carbon eco-driving using genuine parts’ which runs through November for a total of seven months, and which is being held in cooperation with ‘Citizens Coalition for Driving Once Car For Ten Years (hereinafter referred to as “citizens coalition”) and the Korea Transportation Authority.
This campaign is to promote the importance of ‘eco-driving’, which is one of the ways to help combat climate change and deal with high oil prices, key concerns currently the subject of much debate and focus worldwide. During the campaign, MOBIS, the Citizens Coalition and the Korea Transportation Authority plan to concentrate on the propagation of ‘five commandments for eco-driving,’ which outline ways to reduce spending for fuel and limit carbon emissions.
The ‘five commandments for eco-driving’ include three DOs and two DON’ts. The three DOs are ▲ sticking to a fuel-efficient speed of 60∼80km/h ▲ getting your vehicle inspected in advance ▲ controlling five key fuel consuming parts (ignition plug, tire pressure, air-cleaner, coolant and exhaust gas measurement); while, the two DON’Ts are ▲ unnecessary speeding ▲ the use of non-genuine parts and fake fuel.
“In these days of high oil prices, a midsize car driver can expect to realize fuel savings worth about fifty million won through eco-driving” said Lim Gisang, the leader of the Citizens Coalition. “In fact, the use of genuine parts and refined fuel is the best way not only for safe driving, but also for driving one car for more than ten years” he added.
This campaign is being held nationwide at 116 vehicle inspection stations and shop-out inspection stations, run by the Korea Transportation Authority. During the campaign, drivers who visit those stations can receive promotional material that includes eco-driving and an eco-driving book at no cost. Plus, those drivers who visit an inspection station which specializes in ‘driving one car for ten years’ can get a free check-up of those fuel efficiency parts which are otherwise difficult to check and maintain. The names of these inspection stations and maintenance centers are listed on the websites of the Korea Transportation Authority and the Citizens Coalition.
To encourage the continuous participation of drivers, MOBIS plans to provide support for a ‘low carbon eco-driving contest’ hosted by the Citizens Coalition together with the Ministry of the Environment and to produce and distribute a fan to be used in the car during the summer in order to reduce the otherwise excessive use of the in-car air conditioning system, while also increasing fuel efficiency.