Some save energy for the climate. Others conserve energy to save a lot of money in this expensive time. Google Maps is now going to help a bit with the energy-efficient route. How? You can read it in this article.
Energy-efficient route can save a lot of fuel
With electricity prices approaching the euro per kilowatt hour, electric driving is no longer as economical as before. Of course petrol and diesel are not cheap either.
That is why it is all the more important when you drive an electric vehicle that you can choose the most energy-efficient route. For example, consider a route with the wind. Or a sheltered route if you drive against the wind. Furthermore, intersections, traffic lights and slopes are also known energy guzzlers. And a file of course.
Highway is often whirlpool in your tank
And with the highway you usually get to your destination quickly, but there is a vortex in your fuel tank. You have to make a detour to the exit and the air resistance is of course high if you drive fast.
If you choose your route wisely, you can save quite a bit of energy.
The most energy-efficient route for each type of motor
Unfortunately, at the time of writing this article, in mid-September 2022, it is not yet possible to search Google Maps in the most ecological way. According to Google, this feature will be rolled out in America and Europe around the beginning of October.
Users can choose what type of vehicle they drive: a petrol vehicle, hybrid vehicle, diesel vehicle or an electric vehicle. Google has already made an animation of what it will all look like. You will find it above this paragraph. It does look quite promising.
While developing this, Google made handy tool using the expertise of European and American environmental organizations of the respective governments.