Transport Sector

Under UNDP’s Pakistan Sustainable Transport Project (PAKSTRAN) the following studies have been finalized to be carried out by ENERCON:

  1. Improved Energy Efficiency in Truck Freight Transport.
  2. International Best Practices /trends in truck freight energy use and its linkage in the context of Pakistan.
  3. Environmental Impacts of a major freight corridor.

TIPS FOR TRANSPORTERS/VEHICLE OWNERS TO REDUCE YOUR ENERGY COSTS

  • Tune up your vehicles regularly after every 15,000 Kms
  • Opt for joint commuting instead of using individual vehicle
  • Use bicycle or walk for short trips
  • Travel off peak hours. Avoid traffic congestion
  • Accelerate slowly & smoothly.
  • Avoid jerky starts
  • Keep air filter clean & change it every 10,000 Kms
  • Avoid frequent acceleration and braking
  • Check the brakes for even & adequate braking
  • Check steering system for ease & smoothness of operation
  • Change oil filter regularly. Use multi-grade synthetic oil
  • Check tyre pressure weekly and wheel alignment every 10,000 Kms
  • More speed - More fuel. Drive between 65-80 Km/h.
  • Do not bypass the radiator fan automatic switch or remove thermostat valve.
  • Cold engine consumes more fuel
  • Turn off engine while waiting on traffic signal. Don't idle for more than 1 minute
  • Check cooling system regularly
  • Inspect & clean the battery terminals

.....Interventions

Responsibility

Deadline

Phased tune-ups of vehicles & other energy efficient driving practices among drivers, vehicle and fleet mangers and operators

Relevant Transport/ Registration Authorities

10% of the total/month

Upgradation of existing MVEs into credible monitoring and service providers to the transport sector

Provincial & district governments

25/04/08

Initiation of monthly Transport Energy Audits by all Municipal Corporations, PIA, WAPDA, NLC, Private Transporters, Railways and shipping, etc.)

Respective entities

25/02/08

  • Transport sector is a major consumer of gasoline, diesel, LPG and CNG in the country. This sector is also beset with low energy efficiency, resulting in wastage of fuel.
  • ENERCON has set up a number of computerized tune-up centres throughout the country, where through tuning the engine and by good housekeeping of the vehicle, 10% fuel can be saved and noxious exhaust emissions can be reduced by 60%, thus reducing air pollution and greenhouse gases.
  • ENERCON has published manuals for the guidance of Auto mechanics and have distributed these to the target groups.