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How to Cut Your Gasoline and Transportation Costs

So we’re not hitting electricity and home energy savings with this one. But nonetheless, gas and transportation cost you money. They consume energy. And their harvesting and refinement harms the earth.

You’re still doing the planet favors by not using transportation or gasoline any more than you have to.

Speaking of which…how do you do that in 2019?

Here’s how:

  1. Smart Cars

Smart Car transportation is being rolled out for testing, and on a limited usage basis, throughout the nation.

FoxConn’s in the process of building a massive new campus outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To assist with travel, the state approved a special smart-car highway lane that runs directly from the airport south to the campus.

Other similar tests and limited usage have been rolled out throughout the nation too.

Some predict employees in major metropolitan areas will eventually not own cars at all. Instead, they’ll simply purchase or rent the rights to a certain amount of smart car usage.

Be on the lookout for this in the Metroplex in the near future.

  1. Do What You Can to Compromise with Your Work

You only have so much control over what job you get. So, don’t beat yourself up if you can’t live near your work.

However, if you can live within biking or (even better) walking distance, that’s opportunity to save a lot of gas.

If that doesn’t work in your situation, negotiate working from home on at least a limited basis. Your boss won’t buy the “saving gas” argument.

But, employees who work from home are happier and more productive. See if you can negotiate a trial basis for this, and then see what your work will let you do on a monthly basis.

  1. Try to Organize a Carpool

Yes, it can be tough to share a car with other people you don’t know super-well. But, you don’t know how it goes unless you try it!

Let’s say you have the average American commute of 16 miles one way to work. You can save about $600 in gas per year.

The current national average gas price is around $2.395. That amounts to 250.52 gallons of gas saved per year. And, with the lesser wear on your vehicle, you’ll have lower maintenance costs too.

So which of these tips works best for you? Some? All?

The only way you can experience a change is to step outside your comfort zone and try something new!

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