Helen and John Taylor have done it again. The husband and wife team of
hyper-milers fuel stretchers have just broken their own “48 Contiguous U.S. States Fuel Economy Guinness World Record” with an average of 67.9 miles per gallon. That’s quite a bit better than the duo’s previous record of just over 58 mpg, and it was recorded over three weeks and more than 9,000 miles without such controversial and potentially dangerous techniques as drafting or rolling through stop signs.
Key to the Taylor’s success is both their choice of automobile – a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI – and their specially-designed Goodyear Fuel MaX tires. The Taylors suggest that these tires were one of the main ingredients that allowed them to better their previous economy record. Goodyear estimates that the Fuel Max hoops offer up a four-percent boost in fuel efficiency. Says Helen Taylor:
We hope our record-breaking journey helps educate the driving public that decisions, such as choosing the right tires, using the right fuel and adopting fuel-saving driving techniques, can help anyone save money and fuel, and reduce carbon emissions.
Helen and John Taylor reset fuel mileage world record at 67.9 mpg originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Sun, 23 Aug 2009 19:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.