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Drive green and save fuel these holidays

Media Release: 8 December 2008

Drive green and save fuel these holidays

To help motorists reduce their impact on the environment and save them fuel this summer, the Automobile Association is distributing free Make Cars Green booklets with tips on greener driving.

AA Motoring Affairs General Manager, Mike Noon, says there is no better time to be using fuel efficient driving techniques, while at the same time reducing the impact cars have on the environment.

“We have experienced a turbulent year with regard to petrol prices. Add in the current economic climate and upcoming festive spending, now is a good time to put these techniques into action to save money and drive fuel efficiently.”

The Make Cars Green booklet is part of an ongoing international environmental campaign supported by the FIA, of which the AA is a member, and Bridgestone. The global launch of the campaign took place in New Zealand earlier this year on World Environment Day.

Mr Noon says “driving fuel efficiently not only saves money and reduces emissions, it is also safer.”

Make Cars Green booklets are available at AA Centres and AA Vehicle Testing Stations nationwide from Monday 8 December.

The tips to greener driving and further information about the Make Cars Green campaign are also available on the AA’s website


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