Driving habits are changing due to rising living and energy costs, a new survey has found.
More than a third (37 percent) in a Kia survey said they now use their car less for short trips around town and instead walk or bike.
The Kia survey in the UK (but certainly applicable in Ireland) also revealed that 33 per cent of drivers are now paying more attention to where they can get cheaper fuel or charging in their car. More than a quarter (28 percent) are making more effort to plan trips.
When driving, 31pc are more likely to think about how they can save fuel by accelerating less and driving at lower speeds.
A much higher proportion of younger drivers (54 per cent aged 18-24) have changed their driving style, compared to just 26 per cent of those aged 55-64.
Surprisingly, 52pc still wished they knew how to better adjust their driving style to reduce fuel consumption. And unsurprisingly, more and more drivers are considering switching to an electric vehicle.
https://www.independent.ie/life/motoring/its-official-we-are-changing-how-we-drive-as-energy-costs-increase-42004808.html It’s official: We’re changing the way we drive when energy costs rise