Drivers told to reduce ‘average speed’ by 20mph and it’s ‘best way forward’

Drivers can "increase" MPG by 45 per cent with a simple fuel saving tip available to everyone[1]. Matthew Briggs, CEO of Right Fuel Card, suggests that lowering speed would be vital to improving miles per gallion rations across drivers and motorists' cars and vehicles. Cutting average speeds by just 20mph[2] could boost mileage by a whopping "45 per cent", the expert has revealed.

Matthew said: "Driving faster can also create more drag and resistance which will use more fuel. "Reducing your speed by 20mph can increase your MPG (miles per gallon) by up to 45 per cent so slow and steady is always the best way forward." It comes after breakdown recovery experts at the AA claimed driving at a steady speed could "help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions".

They stressed that careful diving can "save you hundreds of pounds every year." BookMyGarage, one of the top comparison sites for vehicle repairs and servicing charges, said that "overusing the accelerator" and changing gear often will use more fuel and reduce efficiency.

BookMyGarage added: "Did you know that motorways are actually more fuel-efficient than country roads? Offering a chance to maintain a constant speed in a high gear, you can avoid aggressive braking or revving whilst driving on the motorway. "Even if taking the motorway adds more miles to your journey, remember that one long journey is better for your engine than several smaller ones." Admiral, a car insurance provider who gives premiums to motorists nationwide, has also delivered its guidance.

Generally, cars are most efficient at 45 mph to 60 mph, so stick to the speed limit because faster driving wastes fuel.

According to the government website and road and motoring expertts, driving at 50 mph rather than 68 mph can reduce fuel consumption by 2 per cent in the Cost of Living crisis.


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