Canadian Team Sets Fuel Efficiency World Record

Shell Sponsored Team Drove across Canada on Less Than Five Tanks of Gasoline

Shell Canada announced today in Vancouver, its Smarter Driver Challenge team set a world record for the most fuel-efficient drive across Canada. Using only 15 simple techniques, along with Shell lubricants, Shell New Nitrogen Enriched Bronze gasoline and a 2012 Volkswagen Passat, the Shell Smarter Driver Challenge team reduced their fuel consumption by more than 30 percent, compared to the manufacturer's stated fuel economy figures.

"Throughout the trip, we were in awe of not only Canada's scenery but also our team of drivers," said John and Helen Taylor, the world's most fuel-efficient couple and coaches for the Smarter Driver Challenge team. "They proved that anyone can follow these 15 simple techniques and see significant improvements in their fuel economy."

Along the route, the team of drivers included Shell representatives, Alex Debogorski of Ice Road Truckers, Globe and Mail automotive columnist Lorraine Sommerfeld, Shell's Energy Diet Challenge winner Simone Kitchen-Kuiack, and representatives from environmental NGOs Pollution Probe and the Pembina Institute. The drivers were met by an excited public, eager to learn how they too, could incorporate simple, fuel-saving techniques into their daily driving routines.

Source: Shell Canada
Date: Jun 26, 2012