Gas-to-liquid fuel

We have touched on the subject of GTL fuels occasionally over recent years, mainly because GTL diesel, usually manufactured from natural gas, is a superior fuel that’s capable of significantly reducing diesel engine emissions. At present it’s being supplied in bulk by oil giant Shell to commercial vehicle operators, and using it secures them some […]

How green is your EV?

I don’t really feel too comfortable about disagreeing with a colleague at Diesel Car and Eco Car, but The Editor encourages diversity of thought amongst his contributors. So there’s no threat of me “losing the whip” if I beg to differ with Bright Spark David Wilkins regarding his recent thoughts about how clean EVs are, […]

Pleasing planet Earth

Perhaps it’s rather too fashionable to moan about motoring today, its costs and its annoyances, and maybe some of it is a result of the present circumstances, without mentioning the dreaded C-word. But it’s difficult not to feel hard done by at times, and one of those instances came up recently when it was time […]

Invaluable advice in keeping your running costs down and efficiency up

Regenerative braking is now a commonly encountered technology, and increasingly so as plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) significantly depend on it for their efficiency, and to achieve maximum battery range. But it’s also been used for quite some years on fossil fuel cars, by drawing on the available kinetic energy when a […]

The Extra Mile

It takes three times as much energy, and therefore fuel, to drive at a steady 70mph compared with 35mph! Is that shocking? Maybe not, but since only around one third of our fuel is converted into motive energy, it means that we waste three times as much fuel at the higher speed compared with the […]

Extra Mile

It takes three times as much energy, and therefore fuel, to drive at a steady 70mph compared with 35mph! Is that shocking? Maybe not, but since only around one third of our fuel is converted into motive energy, it means that we waste three times as much fuel at the higher speed compared with the […]

The Extra Mile

Mnemonics are a bit trendy, and perhaps rather over-used these days, but one popped up recently in relation to driving that seems quite useful, and easy enough to remember. It’s COAST. The letters mean Concentration, Observation, Anticipation, Space, and Time, the merits of all five of which we’ve covered in relation to eco-driving over the […]

Sorry Judge, I was too wasted to give a breath sample…

This is something that we are often asked about and it is certainly an issue that raises much debate. It’s an issue you might find to be a mix of both interesting and outrageous.    It is common knowledge that if you are suspected of drink driving, you may be arrested and required to give […]

The Extra Mile

Hopefully a few readers are still with us, and possibly some previously uncommitted to eco-driving previously took up the challenge of tackling a familiar, busy, stressful, urban route using the minimal aggression approach we suggested, before the country entered lockdown. Hopefully the results were also encouraging. But with the very best of intentions, you need […]

The Extra Mile

Eco driving, driving for economy, getting an extra few miles out of every gallon – call it whatever you wish, but what’s it really all about? What can you really get out of it, apart from maybe saving, at best, a couple of hundred pounds on fuel each year? The whole reasoning behind it fails […]