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Diesel driving record proves economical

 

Powered by Gull diesel, the VW Jetta that set a New Zealand distance record has also sent a powerful message regarding fuel economy.

Powered by Gull diesel, the VW Jetta that set a New Zealand distance record has also sent a powerful message regarding fuel economy.

Covering 2642.16km in 24-hours between 9am Monday 7th August and 9am Tuesday 8th August, the fuel consumed during the journey equated to two 44 gallon drums of diesel or approximately 400litres.

Car owner Maurice O’Reilly said the diesel fuel used was around a third of that consumed by the petrol powered Porsche also setting a New Zealand distance record, yet there was only a 10% difference in distance covered.

“We’ve also bettered the petrol engine equivalent distance here today,” O’Reilly stated when comparing the diesel engine CC rating to the equivalent distance record held by a petrol engine.
“It really goes to show how technology has evolved and diesel engines aren’t just for tractors and trucks.”

“The economy of the diesel is also a better way of using the precious fossil fuel resources,” he said during the event while being interviewed live on the TV One Breakfast show.

Lance Hastie

Auto Trader New Zealand