Denver program cuts pollution by monitoring driving style
DENVER, Colorado ” Backers say a pilot program that tells Denver drivers how much pollution they’re causing has cut emissions from the test fleet by 10 percent.
The program, called “Driving Change,” tracked idling, hard braking and fast starts in 400 vehicles starting in May. Drivers log on to the Internet to see their results.
Backers said Tuesday that from May through November, pollution measured by carbon dioxide per mile dropped 10 percent in the test vehicles.
The program was underwritten by Denver-based Encana Oil and Gas USA. It used a greenhouse gas management system developed by Enviance, Inc., a California company, and telemetry by Cartasite Inc. of Denver.
Enviance says other government and private fleets are interested in testing the system.