VEIC Author
David Roberts
Karen Glitman
Stephanie Morse
Date
01/03/14
Industry
Foundations & Nonprofits
Partners & Clients
The High Meadows Fund

This pilot project focused on how we drive. With funding from the High Meadows Fund, VEIC piloted a program modeled after the Efficiency Vermont Smart Meter program. The Efficiency Vermont program enables homeowners to monitor their personal electric use with a plug-in electric meter that is loaned to them. This meter loan program has enabled thousands of Vermonters to assess their home electric energy use. This pilot project aimed to create a similar meter loan system for gasoline fueled vehicles. Measurements of vehicle fuel use were enabled through in-vehicle, on-board diagnostic (OBD) devices providing information on vehicle operations and fuel use. This study was designed to provide a number of travelers with an initial assessment of their transportation energy use, coaching on how they can reduce their fuel consumption, and subsequent follow-up monitoring to quantify the energy-use reductions attributable to the coaching.

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