Drivers set fuel efficiency record on Goodyears
Two Australian drivers have broken the "48 Contiguous U.S. States Fuel Consumption Guinness World Record" on a car equipped with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires.
The drivers, Helen and John Taylor, averaged a record 67.9 miles per gallon on the three-week, 9,000-plus-mile trip, up from 58.8 miles per gallon in 2008.
"While our own testing shows just how fuel-efficient these new tires are, we wanted to provide a real-world example of the difference Fuel Max Technology can make," says Mark Cherveny, Goodyear brand manager, passenger tires.
"We hope our record-breaking journey helps educate the driving public that decisions such as choosing the right tires, using the right fuel and adopting fuel-saving driving techniques can help anyone save money and fuel and reduce carbon emissions," says Helen.
Guinness World Records rules were "strictly adhered to" during the event, according to Goodyear officials. "Fourteen official check-in and refueling stops across the country were included throughout the duration of the drive."