fuel economy

The fuel economy of a car is the fuel efficiency relationship between the distance traveled and the amount of fuel consumed by the vehicle.

PSA’s ‘real world’ tests reveal MPG flaws

PSA Group has fulfilled a promise to publish ‘real world’ fuel consumption tests for its cars – and revealed the glaring inaccuracy of the industry-standard tests.

What is the future of diesel cars in the UK?

The Volkswagen Affair has cast a spotlight on diesel cars and their pollution, and led to calls for diesels to be banned. But what's it really all about?

Fuel economy: real-world vs. official figures

One of the biggest complaints drivers have about their cars is poor fuel economy, or more specifically that the car uses a lot more petrol or diesel than the manufacturer advertises. We explore why drivers can't match laboratory fuel consumption figures.

Cut costs, not corners, with a regular car service

When it comes to car maintenance schedules, there isn’t a consistent “set in stone” rule for the frequency of a car service (sponsored post)

Best driving apps 2014

Apps are beginning to change the way we drive. Not only can you get navigation directions on your smartphone, but you can access the latest traffic information and even find out how economical your driving is through different apps. Luke Dodd looks at some of the best driving apps currently around.

Nine ways to make your fuel go further

Fed up with how much you spend on fuel? Take a look at these tips which may help make your pit stops to the pump a little less painful.

Fuel for thought: petrol prices around the world

How do petrol prices in the UK compare with the rest of the world? We look at the cost of filling up your car around the globe. Where do you think will be the most expensive, and where will be the cheapest?

Five easy ways to cut your fuel consumption and emissions

There are lots of ways that you can help the environment by cutting your emissions. And you’ll save money in the process. This guest blog by David Petherick looks at the latest company car emissions figures before highlighting five simple ways in which you can cut your car’s fuel consumption.

How does a diesel engine work?

What is the difference between a diesel engine and a petrol engine? As a fuel substance, diesel is denser, slower to evaporate and easier to refine than petrol. These qualities make it cheaper, and more efficient in terms of mileage, than petrol. While petrol and diesel engines work in mostly the same way, the methods behind them differ.

Top ten tips to save fuel

With the high cost of fuel, many are feeling the pinch. However, there are changes you can make to your driving to help you save fuel.

Five of the best cars for new drivers

Just passed your driving test and wondering which car you should buy? Oliver Kyle recommends 5 of the best first cars for new drivers in his guest post for TheCarExpert.co.uk

Owning an electric vehicle in London: the pros and cons

An electric vehicle has many advantages in London, but there are a few issues as well. Milania Franko looks at some of the pros and cons involved in electric car ownership.

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