Google Maps gives you the most economical (and ecological) routes

The fuel price continues to break historical records mainly due to the war between Ukraine and Russia. In front of this situation, Google Mapsactivated a new function to try to make the Drivers box Save yourself a little money when they travel and, in addition, they can contaminate less to get to your destination.

Since the beginning of the application, Google Maps offers several alternatives when starting a route: the fastest, the shortest, the one without toll… Now, however, it will also allow the option to choose the greener path; this, in turn, implies that it will be the route on which the vehicle will consume the least Gasoline.

Google Maps uses artificial intelligence developed by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This allows you to analyze different variables such as the the duration of the trip, the slopes of the route or the traffic.

This is how the application suggests, when there are several routes, the one in which the the road is flatter and the speed more constant. That is, the one with the fewest traffic lights and traffic jams, so the costs combustible it’s lower.

“Google Maps Eco Route not only brings fuel-efficient technology from the lab to the road, it has a huge potential to significantly reduce emissions and save drivers money in Gasolinesomething that is good for people and good for the planet,” the NREL member points out. Jeff Gonderreferring to this functionality of the application.

How to Choose the Most Efficient Route on Google Maps

When choosing the most environmentally friendly route, follow the same procedure as when selecting, for example, the fastest route. When choosing a destination, two lines on the map: a blueindicating the path taken less timeand next to it a line Grey with him “eco” symbol a sheet also specifying estimated time to complete the route along this route. The tour will begin as soon as the line is pressed.

If it turns out that the fastest route does not coincide with the most efficient, Google Maps will display data on the impact on carbon dioxide emissions, fuel economy and time difference between each journey. In this way, the user will be able to take one path or another knowing what it means to choose each path.

20 cent bonus on gas

20 cent bonus on gas
The government extends the premium to the price of gasoline. Photo: Ricardo Rubio (Europa Press)

The executive last April approved a anti-crisis plan stop facing this rise in prices and, in particular, the rise in oil. Other measures included a bonus of 20 cents on the price of fuel: Of these, 15 would be provided by the government and 5 by the oil companies. Initially, this discount ended on June 30.

However, the president of Government, Pedro Sanchez, announced on June 25, after holding a Council of Ministers extraordinary, that this and other measures would be extended until the end of the year: “The reduction of 20 cents per liter in the price of fuel until the end of the year. The government believes that we are in control of the evolution of the inflation in 3 and a half points“Sanchez said.

Sanchez He also declared that all the measures approved during this Council of Ministers were “consistent” with what he had approved so far. In addition to would support particularly vulnerable sectors and will include “selective” reductions in certain taxes.

In addition to the extension of this bonus, the Executive has also announced a new reduction of VAT on electricity, from 10% to 5%. This measure will result in savings of 220 million euros per quarter.

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