Wow... could this be true?


This morning I went to fill up the fuel tank of my car. I had been paying some attention to the way I drove over the past week(s) and never exceeded 120km/h, mostly sticking to speeds between 100 and 110.

I used to have a consumption of about 10.5 liter per 100 km before, but going by the figures I got this morning, it seems I brought back my consumption to about 7.6 liter per 100 km. Quite a difference if you ask me. To make sure this ain't just a fluke, I'm gonna stick to that 100-110 km/hour speed during this tank of fuel as well to see if my calcuations are confirmed.

If so, I would be able to cut back my fuel cost with about € 40,- euro per month, or about 22% - always a good thing considering the ever rising cost of fuel...



I have the same remark:

When i drive >120km/hr, my average usage is 6.3 to 6.7 liters/100km, but when
dropping speed to 100km, it drops to 4.9 till 5.3liters/100km

And if i drive behing trucks (Slipstreaming) i can bring it even down to 4.5l/100km.

And, don't forget, i'm not driving a little car but a bus ;)

ever read the articel from Frank The weatherman in humo on speed limits/averag usage of feul ?

Yeah, I read that article, in fact that and then subsequent reactions of other people to it in letters from readers were the reason to try it out.

I don't think I'll ever get down to 5.something though with my 11 year old tank :)

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