This is a quick addendum to my previous post about fuel efficiency. I recently read a story about John and Helen Taylor, a couple who hold several Guinness World Records for driving extraordinary distances on the least amount of petrol possible – for example, Melbourne to Rockhampton (2438km) on a single tank!
One particular quote from the article* stood out for me: “If everyone in Australia saved just 10 per cent [on fuel], that would give Australia a saving of $5.2 million a day”!
Now that’s a great example of how to make a big difference in the world simply by making some small changes to a task that you do every day! The Taylors also maintain a Web site called the Fuel Academy, which offers a very clear and comprehensive list of tips to help improve fuel economy. Check it out!
* I’d provide a link to the article (“The mileage masters” – Sydney Morning Herald, May 22, 2009), except that I couldn’t find it anywhere online, the Fairfax Web site or otherwise.