bradlee
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bradlee

Drive Less When You can - Drive $mart When You Do, Male, from Jackson, WI

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    http://drivesmartwi.com/
    Location:
    Jackson, WI
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Vehicles:
    2017 Prius Three and a 2017 Prius Prime
    Bradlee Fons is a nationally recognized expert, spokesperson and teacher on driving techniques that save fuel, reduce maintenance costs and improve safety.

    Bradlee is the co-founder, along with his son, of the Drive$mart Wisconsin/Milwaukee Hybrid Group (D$W/MiHG), the largest hybrid owners group in North America with over 1500 members in 10 states and Canada. Bradlee developed the STEP Program (Support, Train, Educate and Promote) to teach and train hybrid owners to achieve maximum fuel efficiency in their vehicles. He has also developed the MiHG “Pump Your Ride to $avings” Program of free public tire pressure checks and inflation to promote safety and fuel savings.

    Bradlee has co-developed a fuel-efficient driver training program called Drive $mart America (D$A) which can teach drivers to achieve fuel savings of 10 -20%, or more. This program grew out of years of personal driving experience and with the teaching of fuel-efficient driving techniques with the D$W/MiHG. He has also researched other current and historical fuel-efficient driving programs in the US, Canada and Europe as well. He taught D$A Training Programs in San Francisco, Denver and with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District and was a consultant and teacher with a project that trained City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Veolia Water fleet drivers. Through his leadership these fleets achieved 11% to 28% fuel savings after training.

    Bradlee has promoted D$A and its financial and environmental impact to the general public through presentations and speaking engagements at public events throughout Wisconsin area and the country. He has spoken at various local, regional and Wisconsin events and for numerous corporate and community clients and at the Milwaukee Auto Show. Bradlee also served on the initial board of Hybridfest/Green Vehicle Expo, the Midwest largest alternative vehicle event held each July in Madison.

    Bradlees’ expertise on hybrid technology and D$A driving techniques has been recognized by local, regional national media sources as well. He has been seen or heard on numerous local and regional television stations and on public and private radio stations throughout Wisconsin and the nation. Bradlee has recorded video segments on fuel efficient driving with local and national television networks as well. He has also been featured in local newspapers and magazines through out the Milwaukee and Wisconsin area as well as in written media across the country.

    Bradlee’s expertise has also been acknowledged by the Canadian government as well, which has certified Bradlee as a licensed instructor and trainer with their national Auto $mart Program of fuel efficient driving sponsored by Natural Resources Canada.

    Bradlee brings his organizational skills and superb knowledge of the financial and environmental impact of fuel efficient driving with his enthusiasm and passion that can inspire and motivate drivers to acknowledge and change their driving habits. Bradlee ultimately believes that the driver, the Hu factor, makes all the difference in the world beyond any technological advances…it’s always the driver.