Kia Niro has bagged the title of sustaining the in Guinness book of record in 2016, which unravelled the era of lower fuel consumption in hybrids and diesel cars as compared to petrol cars.
Fortunately, for the petrol car owners, a simple method was crafted by us to achieve similar fuel consumption rate to diesel/hybrids cars.
Petrol is expensive and certainly a running expense for all car owners and we can empathise with that.
Noticeably, there is an upward trend in the numbers of Singapore drivers becoming interested in fuel economy these days. Their main objective is to get the best possible fuel economy function for their car so that it does not impact them greatly even when petrol prices fluctuate.
How do we lower our fuel consumption further? Apart from going for your regular servicing, your driving habits, inflating your tyres, etc, you can lower on fuel consumption by performing this simple step- using the right battery!
Your Battery’s Supporting Role
Did you know that the battery you use affects the amount of petrol consumed every kilometre covered during your drive?
It’s all about the horsepower.
An alternator typically takes about 1 HP (horse power) for every 25 amps of power generated.
An undersized battery that is compared to OEM starting and reserve requirements needs the on-board charging system to draw more horsepower to compensate the underpowered battery.
If the battery is old and insufficiently charged, the vehicle’s charging system has to work harder and longer to draw more horsepower, which in-turn requires more fuel.
Penny Wise, Pound Foolish
Let’s study the following case study:
Johnny has a car that requires a 600 CCA, 120-minute RC battery, as rated by the manufacturer.
To save money, he purchased a 400 CCA, 90-minute RC battery instead of the specific battery rated by the manufacturer. The starting system requires 500 amps for 4 seconds on an extremely hot or cold day. Due to the required amps needed to start the car, the battery has to lose more power than required, leading to a much lower voltage and power, which then needed more re-charging (i.e. horsepower) from the alternator for a longer period of time.
At the same time, the car battery is already affecting the fuel consumption since the alternator has to draw more horsepower to recharge a weakened battery.
Assuming he drives the car for 10 years, the total battery cost he will be spending is about the same as using a premium quality battery. However, he has inconvenienced himself by 100% (needing to change his weakened battery twice as many times).
Therefore, if Johnny were to choose quality over cheap battery, he would be able to save up on the extra cash incurred on more fuel and time spent to replace the battery.
With many vehicles experiencing electronic-laden overload, having a heartier, quality battery with the proper power rating can reduce horsepower needs and result in better fuel economy.
Driver was surprised to see this fuel consumption number on his dashboard and share it with us.
Our happy customer, Julian has shared that his Audi A3 1.4 tfsi Sportback has improved fuel consumption after upgrading to the 70Ah AGM Varta battery.
A litre of fuel allows him to drive 18km based on his usual route using his original 59Ah EFB battery. Now he is achieving 23km/litre!
Upgrading to Enjoy Savings
For the best fuel economy, you must choose a high-quality battery that provides the correct fit. It is also equally important to and replace it at the first sign of deterioration. You can do so by checking the condition of your car battery periodically when you send your car for an oil change.
The simplest way to experience an improve fuel economy is to upgrade to a heartier battery.
Driving a Petrol car? Want to experience hybrid or diesel fuel consumption rate? Upgrade now!
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