What does ECOMODE on the car mean?

The car driving economy mode is also what we usually call the energy-saving mode. In this state, the driving of the car will be more economical, and the fuel consumption will be lower. To judge whether the vehicle is in ECO MODE, you can see whether the word ECO lights up on the instrument panel. There are two ECO modes, one is active ECO and the other is passive ECO. There are also some differences between the two. Relatively speaking, in the active ECO mode, the on-board computer will intervene to achieve a more energy-saving driving way, while the passive will light up the ECO indicator when it detects that the energy-saving mode has been met.

As oil prices get higher and higher, people will pay more attention to the fuel consumption of their cars when they choose to travel by themselves. One way to judge is whether to save energy while driving. Obviously, energy saving naturally means saving more fuel when driving. To achieve this effect, in addition to the active intervention of the on-board computer, we can also achieve the purpose of saving energy by changing the driving mode. So how do you know whether your driving style is in line with energy-saving driving? You can analyze it through the ECO mode.

How Active ECO Works

Active ECO can be achieved through the vehicle’s ECO button. When pressed, the vehicle’s instrument panel will display the words ECO, indicating that the economical and fuel-saving mode is turned on. In this case, our quick throttle will also be limited, so as to achieve a more energy-saving effect. The specific working principle is that after the ECO function is turned on, the ECU control unit will analyze the optimal fuel supply, so as to achieve a more economical effect than ordinary driving. So after this mode is turned on, we will feel a little different when refueling, because the throttle opening will be smaller at this time, and the gear shift of the gearbox will be faster, achieving the effect of faster upshifting.

How Passive ECOs Work

Passive ECO is actually an analysis of vehicle driving. When in passive ECO mode, if we can achieve energy-saving driving behavior within the specified mileage, then ECO will light up. This means that our driving is in an energy-saving driving mode. If there is no ECO light on all the time, it means that the driving of the car is not energy-saving driving at this stage, and you need to change your driving habits, so as to gradually make driving more energy-efficient.

How to make driving more energy efficient

If you want to drive more efficiently, you want to achieve lower fuel consumption. The difference in fuel consumption caused by different driving habits of the same model is still very large. If you want lower fuel consumption, you can achieve the goal by slowing down the accelerator and slowing down the brakes. In addition, it is best to maintain an economical driving mode during driving. For example, no speeding on the highway, and a speed of 90 kilometers per hour. This kind of driving habit is natural It can make the fuel consumption lower and naturally more energy saving.


Energy-saving driving is a habit, and it is not necessary to deliberately drive energy-saving, but should slowly develop good driving habits. As long as you develop and maintain your own habits, the natural fuel consumption will be lower, so that you can achieve energy saving.

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