Here’s a light-hearted video with a serious message. Eco-Driving Expert Mick Linford gives us his top tips on saving fuel and getting the best economy from your car.
Mick has twice driven the smart fortwo cdi pulse coupé to victory in the ALD Automotive/Total ECO 10 MPG Marathon. In the 2010 event, his winning figure was a staggering 94.66 miles per gallon over the 400-mile route.
Tough conditions prevented Mick bettering his 2009 winning result of 96.81 mpg but he still improved on the 54 bhp cdi’s official combined fuel economy figure of 85.6 mpg by over 10 per cent.
“With the right conditions I really believe that we could achieve over 100 miles per gallon from the smart cdi,” said Mick, “so I’ve got my fingers crossed for next year.”
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