US couple set world fuel record

A couple from the United States has set a world record for fuel efficiency. John and Helen Taylor crossed 48 states using an average of 64.42 miles per gallon. Over […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A couple from the United States has set a world record for fuel efficiency. John and Helen Taylor crossed 48 states using an average of 64.42 miles per gallon. Over 23 days, they filled up a 12.6 gallon tank only 12 times, with Shell’s nitrogen enriched gasoline.

The Taylors said that smarter driving helped them bust the efficiency targets with a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, a non-hybrid gas vehicle. Mr Taylor said: “This shows that we can all follow a few simple steps behind the wheel and use the right products to help improve our fuel efficiency today.”

They clocked up a final mileage that was 53% percent bigger than fuel economy estimates for their car from the Environmental Protection Agency.