Video From Shell: Couple Sets New Fuel Efficiency Record With Shell Smarter Driving Program
HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – After 23 days on the road, John and Helen Taylor, known as the world’s most fuel efficient couple, set a new world fuel efficiency record with Shell today. The couple achieved an average 64.42 miles per gallon in an unmodified, non-hybrid gasoline vehicle throughout their 48 contiguous U.S. state journey, where they used simple tips to drive smarter. Their final mileage achieved is 53.39 percent greater than the Environmental Protection Agency’s estimated highway fuel economy for the vehicle they drove and surpasses the minimum requirement of 54.5 mpg announced by the government for passenger vehicles to achieve by 2025.
See video from Shell at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/shell/smarterdriving/
The Taylors’ record setting drive was part of the Shell Smarter Driving program, which launched on August 1, to demonstrate to everyday drivers that they, too, can use simple tips to stretch their fuel and budget. Using the program, the Taylors were able to go the distance only fuelling up the 12.6 gallon tank nearly 12 times along their route. The Taylors filled their tank exclusively with Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines and demonstrated that fuel efficiency doesn’t mean sacrificing quality at the pump.
The “MAP” to Smarter Driving includes:
- Maintenance: Performing smart vehicle maintenance before you drive.
- Actions: Practicing smart behaviors and actions while you’re behind the wheel.
- Products: Purchasing smart products and services at the right price without sacrificing quality.
As part of the tour, the Taylors stopped at select Shell stations along their journey to fill their tank and hold on-site meet-and-greets with consumers where they informed them about simple fuel efficiency tips, including ways to save money on high-quality fuel at Shell by leveraging grocer loyalty reward programs in select markets and using payment options that can offer significant discounts.
To learn more about Smarter Mobility, go to www.Shell.com/smartermobility.