A standard VW Passat BlueMotion has set a new Guinness World Record with over 1,500 miles on a single tank of fuel. Awesome! Who needs a hybrid?
The three-day record attempt began in Maidstone in Kent, and involved driving to the South of France and back. The Passat BlueMotion finally ran out of fuel close to Calais after completing a distance of 1,526.63 miles.
The Passat BlueMotion was a completely standard model. Before the record attempt, the tank was drained then refilled with 77.25 litres of standard forecourt diesel, resulting in an overall fuel consumption of 89.83mpg. This substantially exceeds the Passat BlueMotion’s official combined figure of 64.2mpg.