I owned 1300 cc belta car , the fuel consumption rate is 8.5 km/l in urban setting . Is it normal consumption rate? I think it a little high rate for 1300 cc
commenting on fuel consumption is like asking "how long should a piece of string be?". The variables to be considered are tyre pressures, size of tyres, width of tyres,tread patterns,wheel alignment, loads carried by the vehicle, climate temperature and conditions, driving techniques,traffic conditions, speeds travelled, use of gears to maintain correct torque range from the engine, electrical loads required from the alternator and terrain conditions
Some of the things that you can do to improve fuel economy include selecting neutral when stopped as this reduces the load on the engine at idle and the fuel setting is less, having your foot on the clutch loads up the thrust bearings on the crankshaft. An automatic is always trying to drive when stopped so by placing it in neutral when stationary allows the engine to idle at a lower fuel setting. run on standard size tyres and increase the air pressure around 4psi make for less rolling resistance from the tyres so the economy will be improved. Carrying as little as is necessary, (That includes driver and passenger weights) reduces the load on the engine--more economy.Using a cruise control were possible or reading the traffic conditions so that vast speed changes are required less so will improve economy. experiment with different octane rated fuels ( be wary of e-fuels) While you may be reading manufacturers sales rubbish about the expect fuel consumption of a particular vehicle remember that it is sales talk as economy is heavily dependant on engine/vehicle design and driver technique. Basically there is no one single thing to consider for fuel economy but ultimately it all comes down to the driver.
Dec 03, 2014 |
Cars & Trucks