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How do you reduce idling in your car or lorry?

Unnecessary idling could land you a ¬£20 fixed penalty notice; in some places in London it’s up to ¬£80. If that’s not enough to convince you to turn off your engine, let’s look at all the reasons and how you

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What aerodynamic aids are available for lorries

lorries with aerodynamic aids

Lorry fuel economy is extremely important to keep transport companies competitive, plus it’s good for the environment to reduce fuel usage. When you first learn how to drive a lorry, most of the instruction will be focused on safe and

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The ultimate guide to lorry fuel economy

Trucking is a cutthroat business with thin margins, so anything you can do to save fuel makes a big difference to the profitability of the company. Don’t come to a stop unless absolutely necessary: ¬†acceleration, anticipation and braking sense Getting

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How to calculate your vehicle’s CO2 emissions

The amount of CO2 produced per litre or gallon of fuel is fairly consistent, so you just need to know the amount of fuel you used, the type of fuel and the number of miles or kilometres you’ve covered to

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Exhaust pollution: what is in it?

In an ideal world, fuel will burn efficiently to produce just CO2 (carbon dioxide), H20 (water) and N2 (nitrogen), but in reality this never happens. Those three compounds are not toxic to humans and therefore the ever increasing strictness of

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Official fuel economy figures: why are they so wrong?

Every car on the market comes with a fuel economy figure most commonly expressed in miles per gallon or, if you’re buying a grey import, sometimes litres per 100km. The tests have been around for over 30 years and no

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Calculating fuel economy and usage

Manufacturers quote a figure that indicates how fuel-efficient their cars are. Usually this is expressed in miles per gallon, but on some Japanese imports you might see litres per 100km or kilometres per litre. The figures are given as three

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