In 2016, Metro Vancouver launched the Smart Drive Challenge. This Challenge encourages Metro Vancouver residents to drive better and drive less, through a combination of training and feedback, using a simple plug-in device that reads your car's computer.
Metro Vancouver has adopted targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the region by 33% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. Cars and trucks represent one-third of the region's GHG emissions. In addition, cars and trucks produce about 10 percent of the region's fine particulate matter emissions and 20 percent of smog-forming pollutants, both of which are linked to adverse health effects. Reducing emissions from vehicles will require a variety of approaches, ranging from land use planning to fleet electrification. The Metro Vancouver Smart Drive Challenge is one such approach, aimed at changing driving habits to reduce emissions.
Although the Challenge has ended, the opportunity for learning hasn’t. Below are some tips offered as part of the Smart Drive Challenge:
Tips for Driving Smarter
Tips for Driving Less