Fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions
Fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions can be negatively impacted by a number of factors.
Examples of causes of increased fuel consumption include:
- If the car is equipped with extra equipment that affects its weight.
- Driving style.
- If the customer chooses wheels other than those mounted as standard on the basic version of the model, this could increase rolling resistance.
- High speed causes increased air resistance.
- Fuel quality, road and traffic conditions, weather and the condition of the car.
A combination of the examples above could increase consumption considerably.
Extreme weather conditions, driving with a trailer or driving at high altitudes, in combination with poorer fuel quality than recommended, are factors that considerably increase the car's fuel consumption.