Shell Fuel Economy Fact or Fiction Report reveals 83 pct respondents view being fuel efficient as important. 68 pct have no idea how to improve fuel efficiency. As a result, 54% pct of the unsure brigade feel anxious about the same, and therein begins the propagation of peculiar fuel saving myths.
Shell Fuel Economy Fact or Fiction Report says 95 pct drivers turn on air conditioning instead of winding down windows to avoid wind resistance. 92 pct respondents warm the engine before drive driving. Two third (69 pct) of those who do so think such a practice helps save fuel. Almost half (49 pct) believe burping cars to release air pockets in the tank helps save fuel.
Ravi Sundararajan, General Manager, Shell Retail India says Shell Fuel Economy Fact or Fiction Report findings focus on how important saving fuel is for Indian motorists. And while the intention is to get best results, some were wasting fuel instead of conserving.
Nitin Prasad, Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India says maintenance and change of engine oil/lubricants is important to Indian drivers. Drivers are prone to using quality lubricants to improve engine performance and fuel efficiency but many are unaware of the difference between a engine oil lubricants and benefits.
Customers in India are receptive to new tech. Drivers are looking to scientists and engineers to find fuel and energy saving solutions in the future. Shell Fuel Economy Fact or Fiction Report reveals that people’s dilemma on road is in contrast to what goes on inside their homes, where 86 pct people frequently turn off lights to save energy when leaving the house. In comparison, 59 pct frequently remove excess weight from the boot to help save fuel.