Fuel Consumption Comparison

Driving fast requires much more energy, or burns more fuel, than driving at slower speeds. But more grown is covered, so that makes up the extra consumption… right? Wrong…

Most cars are set up to give optimal efficiency at 80kmph (50mph). So… if you were to drive at 80kmph without speeding up or slowing down, you would get maximum efficiency. I know that I really notice it on a motorway I drive regularly where the speed limit is 120kmph (75mph), but here are the stats on how different it is.

Speed

Fuel Consumption

80

KM/h

100

KM/h

17%

120

KM/h

29%

For other car tips check out

Energy Saving Driving Tips – Summer Driving Season 1 Tyre Pressure

Energy Saving Driving Tips 2 – Close the windows

Energy Saving Driving Tips 3 – Take Off Roof Racks/Boxes

National Road Pricing Scheme – Motor Tax

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