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Ecodriving principles PDF Print E-mail
Written by Miloš Veverka   

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It is possible to save up to 20 % of fuel consumption by energy-efficient driving. This saves
your money, as well as the environment. However, ecodriving is a broader term. It begins with
the choice of an appropriate means of transport, continues through choosing the right car at
acquisition, energy-efficient driving, smart use of air-conditioning, and ends with environmentally friendly car washing. Ecodriving is the approach, which reduces detrimental effects of driving or mobility on the environment.

Before you start the engine

Before you get into a car, think about other ways of transport that could be better. An alternative could be faster than a car, mainly during rush traffic hours. Up to 1 km prefer walking, to 10 km prefer biking or city transport. Up to 100 km use public transport or car, up to 1000 km travel by train. Travelling by train or public transport for long distances has a lot of advantages – it is quick, safe and you do not have to drive. You can work on your laptop, read a book, watch countryside or just relax. Nowadays it is a standard that european high-speed trains (TGV, ICE, RAILJET, etc.) exceed the speed of 200 km per hour.

If we need to use a car, we do not have to own it

Car-sharing means to have an available car, but not to own it. This decreases the number of cars in the cities. More information you can find in the Technical report. Car-sharing is widespread in Germany and in Western Europe countries.

Carpooling means sharing of car journeys, so that more than one person travels in a car. It is cheaper and environmentally more friendly than the case when everybody drives their own car. Another benefit is connecting of people and helping each other.


 Choose the right car

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:51
Demonstration Drives of Ecodriving PDF Print E-mail
Written by Miloš Veverka   

IMG 7182zm webFrom 22nd to 25th July 2014, a civic association CEPTA in cooperation with a certified instructor of energy-efficient driving and with a team of researchers from the Czech Republic gave a demonstration of ecodriving techniques on a bus, a lorry, a van and cars within a project Clean Air. 

At first, drivers took a route in their own routine way of driving. After training and ecodriving principles explanation, they had a possibility to practise ecodriving when taking the same route with the instructor Mr Jiří Čumpelík.


Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 16:28
Miss Slovakia 2014 gets involved in activities for cleaner air in Slovakia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Miloš Veverka   

altAir protection is supported also by Miss Slovakia 2014, Laura Longauerová from Detva, who is actively involved in environmental protection activities, e.g. ecodriving promotion. She explains: “We should not live just for the present, it is necessary to take care of the environment, where also our children are supposed to live. Ecodriving is one of the activities how everyone of us can contribute to the protection of air, climate and can reduce fuel consumption of their car.

Civic association CEPTA organized a press conference in Bratislava on 2nd June 2014, where the following items were presented:

1. ecodriving - content and principles,

2. ecodriving logo,

3. requirements of CEPTA on the EU Environment Council in Luxembourg on 12th June 2014.

More information you can find in an attached press release, in a letter to the Minister of Environment and in requirements of CEPTA below (in Slovak only).

Photographs from the press conference can be seen here.

Video recording from the Environment Council meeting in Luxembourg on 12th June 2014 can be seen here. The Slovak Republic was represented by the state secretary Ján Ilavský (see recording from 1:42:00 to 1:44:30). We regret that the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic lacks an ambition of principal modernisation of medium combustion plants, for which the EU funds can be used. In the requirements presented on behalf of the Slovak Republic (keeping of status quo untill lifetime of present devices, moderation of limits for district heating, for various kinds of fuel and for devices that heat less than 2000 hours a year) a significant and measurable state improvement is blocked for dozens of years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:45
Ecodriving training with Miss Slovakia 2014 Laura Longauerová in Prague, Czech Republic, 23 May 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Miloš Veverka   

Experts on air protection, air quality and energy efficiency, instructors and driving trainers from the Slovak and Czech Republic met in agency SEVEn in Prague on 23rd May 2014 to discuss principles, settings and putting ecodriving into practice in both countries. Ecodriving training in the streets of Prague was a part of the professional workshop, too. This training was attended by Miloš Veverka from the civic association CEPTA and Laura Longauerová, Miss Slovakia 2014.


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Last Updated on Saturday, 05 July 2014 05:54
Future funding opportunities under LIFE for addressing Particulate Matter in Central Europe PDF Print E-mail
Written by Daniel Lešinský   

On 18th February 2014 in Bratislava organized EC in cooperation with CEPTA and with Slovak ENVIRO ministry the seminar "Future funding opportunities under LIFE for addressing Particulate Matter in Central Europe".

Presentation and discussion of future funding opportunities under the new LIFE Programme with the regions most affected by PM problems in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland to reduce PM in Central Europe, by building capacity, exchanging experiences and facilitating the best use of local, regional, national and EU Structural Funds.

At the seminar was presented and discussed best practice LIFE+ projects related to air-quality improvement from different EU countries as well possibility of integrated project focused on PM reduction under LIFE program in coming period.


Bellow you find the programe of seminar and all presentations, PHOTOs here.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 14:04
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