Industry website Autonews reports today that Multiple Fuel Efficiency Guinness World Record Holders, John and Helen Taylor, visited Canberra to offer their knowledge of fuel efficient driving to Australian MPs in the face of climbing fuel prices.
John and Helen Taylor hold 36 fuel economy driving world records between them.
The Taylors drove from Melbourne to Canberra to illustrate just how easily all motorists can save up to 30 per cent on their weekly fuel bills.
The Taylors invited MPs to put their tips to the test, by taking part in a fuel efficiency challenge, to find Parliaments Most Fuel Efficient MP, using two new Peugeot 308s.
When their local member, the Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Urban Water, Greg Hunt, invited them to Canberra to show all motorists how they can save between 10 and 30 percent of their weekly fuel bills, the Taylors were happy to oblige.
Having recently set a new Guinness World Record for driving around Australia, consuming only 3.13 litres per 100km in a Peugeot 308 HDi, John and Helen had no hesitation in selecting the same car to take the fuel economy message to Canberra.
The car used for the World Record was a regular 308 XS HDi manual featuring a 1.6L turbodiesel engine with 80kW and 240Nm of torque on tap. The official fuel consumption rating for the mixed cycle is just 4.9L/100km (48mpg) with carbon emissions of 130g/km.
Flagged off by Greg Hunt, the Taylors drove from Melbourne to Canberra to demonstrate the figures that can be achieved by utilizing their techniques, covering the distance of 773 kilometres on or just under the posted speed limits.
Using only 28.7 litres of fuel, the couple recorded a fuel consumption figure for the trip of only 3.7 litres per 100km.
The Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Urban Water, Greg Hunt welcomes the Taylors to Canberra.
The winning MP, Patrick Secker receives his trophy from Greg Hunt and the Taylors.
The winning MP, Federal Member for Barker, Patrick Secker,