Jul 052012
 

Wow, just reached 818 miles on one tank of diesel (a tank being about 11 gallons). Absolutely unbelievable, an average economy of 75.5MPG. The instrument panel also reached a new related high point, with a display of “1,215 miles to empty”, up 40 on the last best (1,175 miles).

Volvo C30 1.6 DRIVe

Volvo C30 1.6 DRIVe

Clearly the ‘to empty’ display is unrealistic and maybe I should now stop trying to go further and further. Especially as the petrol station was actually out of diesel when I first tried to refill. Next time I’ll probably have to spend the night on the forecourt waiting for a delivery for a completely exhausted Volvo!?