Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Fuel prices getting you down?

In Europe we're paying 1.5 euros per litre or more at the moment so the question of fuel consumption is a big issue.

Last year we bought a new Honda Jazz, it's a small petrol engined car which the dealer told me was more economical than a diesel. I laughed at this but recently we've been playing a game where my wife and I try to get the best mileage as possible. We've been learning to drive economically but the car is used for all those niggly little taxi journeys that one is obliged to do when one has children.
Driving the car "normally" as in "we don't care about fuel consumption" we were getting 7 litres per 100 kilometres or about 40 miles per gallon.

Recently, since we began the fuel consumption game we reduced it to the 5.5 / 100 region but since last weekend we've done an amazing 4.8 litres per 100 kilometers which works out to 58 miles per imperial gallon!

Cool eh?

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