My current car is a 2012 Volkwagen Passat 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Technology 170 BVM 6 (diesel). The onboard computer logs the kms driven, the litres/100 kms and the time taken for each trip. It has the normal action of switching off the engine when I standing still in traffic (part of the BlueMotion Technology).
By using the kms and the litres/100 kms I’m able to calculate the total litres of fuel used for each trip from my French home to office. This is what’s logged it the graph below.
Notes – Fuel Usage – French home to office
- On the 7th of July, 2014, I achieved the lowest usage so far – just 1.419 litres
- In just 2 months, I’ve reduced the trend line from about 1.7 to about 1.55 litres per trip – that’s about a 10% reduction already
To see what I’ve been doing to achieve this, take a look at the page – Using less fuel in my car.
To get my next 10% reduction, I’ll need to the average down to about 1.4 litres per trip. That’s going to be a challenge, but I’ve almost achieved that level once.