Driving car 828 miles on one tank of Petrol

With the current rising petrol prices, and the cost of running a car set to increase on January first 2010 with Value Added Tax (VAT) returning to 17.5%, Volvo is trying to woo driving instructors and other heavy users of petrol with its C30 range which claims to be able to cover up to 828 miles on one tank of petrol.

While many urban driving instructors like me might not be able to achieve those figures in cities like London, Birmingham, etc it is still worth considering if you are serious about cutting running costs. To promote this car, Volvo has launched a challenge on facebook entitled around the world in 80 days.

For those of you currently taking driving lessons, you might think this doesn't apply to you, but the truth is that we all need to be more aware of our energy use once we pass the driving test, and not become lazy drivers who can't walk anymore to the local newsagents or fish & chips shop but have to go in our vehicles, would not share the local school run with parents nearby because you don't want their children messing up your new luxury car, or like racing at traffic lights with your sporty convertible.

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