Fuel efficiency tests show that for vehicles using conventional gasoline that drive under less than 10 degrees Celsius, the car's fuel efficiency is reduced by 12% compared to driving under 25 degrees Celsius. The figure can be up to 22% on short-haul distances of 3 to 4 miles. The impact of cold temperatures is even greater for hybrid vehicles. The fuel economy of the car can be reduced by 31-34% when operating in cold weather.
Motor News: Cold Weather and Fuel Economy
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In extreme winter weather conditions, the car consumes more energy than normal because:
It takes more time for the engine to achieve optimum temperatures for fuel efficiency in the winter
Tire pressure decreases under cold temperatures, which increases the car’s road grip
You can not completely eliminate the effects of the weather on your car’s fuel economy. However, the following simple tips can help reduce the effects.
Check tire pressure regularly
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