Fuel-Efficient Engines and a Light Right Foot Help Ford Ranger Set New Eco-Driving Record

Automotive Press Releases Tuesday November 14, 2017 15:54
Bangkok--14 Nov--Hill+Knowlton Strategies

""Hypermiling"" drivers from Norway, using eco-friendly driving techniques, set new fuel-efficiency record in Ford Ranger pickup   Ranger travels 1616 kilometres on a single tank of fuel during drive through Norway, Sweden and Finland   Ford shares tips that helped drivers exceed fuel-efficiency capacity

Ford Ranger pickup has set new eco-driving record with a single tank of fuel during drive and ""Hypermiling"" eco-friendly driving techniques.

The Norwegian duo of Knut Wilthil and Henrik Borchgrevink went even further in a Ford Ranger 2.2?litre TDCi diesel, to set an unconfirmed world record for the furthest distance travelled in a pickup on a single tank of fuel. By carefully planning their route and taking advanced measures such as only parking on downward slopes when taking breaks – enabling more fuel-efficient restarts – the experienced ""hypermilers"" covered 1616 kilometres through Norway, Sweden and Finland, at an average speed of 60 km/h.

Despite challenging weather conditions, Wilthil and Borchgrevink achieved just under 20 km/l fuel-efficiency during the 30-hour drive, a 23 per cent improvement on the model's official figure.*
Ford's six simple eco-driving tips are:

Service your car and check the oil level regularly. Correctly maintained cars operate more efficientlyCheck tyre pressures monthly. Underinflated tyres can increase fuel consumption by up to four per centDo not carry unnecessary weight in the boot or cabinRemove empty roof racks and keep windows shut, especially if driving at high speeds. This will reduce wind resistance, reducing fuel use by up to 10 per centDrive smoothly, looking as far as possible ahead – and behind. Sudden acceleration and braking penalise fuel economyWhen accelerating, select higher gears as early as possible. Ford models have gear-shift indicators to optimise gear selection

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