How can fishermen save fuel

As before, it is our right foot - the one responsible for the accelerator pedal - with which we can achieve the most. Our ten tips:

1. Anticipatory driving style: A consumption-optimized driving style can save up to 30 percent. The motoring clubs such as the ADAC recommend: start with little gas, shift up early and then keep the speed at the lowest possible speed. Avoid unnecessary braking. Turn off the engine at red lights if you wait more than 15 seconds (this is precisely why many new models have a so-called start-stop system). However, anticipatory driving also includes trying to glide through traffic as smoothly as possible.

2. Use the engine brake: The so-called overrun fuel cut-off locks the fuel supply off when the engine brake is used - i.e. when you take off the accelerator. The engine brake should therefore be used as often as possible - for example when approaching a red traffic light. So don't idle!

3. The higher the speed, the higher the fuel consumption: With increasing speed, consumption also increases due to the increasing air resistance. Driving too fast on the motorway costs additional fuel. A guideline is Tempo 130 - after that the fuel consumption increases disproportionately.

4. Every kilo costs money: A payload of 100 kilograms means an additional consumption of 0.2 to 0.6 liters, depending on the driving style and traffic situation. So do not misuse the trunk as a store for tools and crates of drinks!

5.Topless saves fuel: Fully packed roof racks, ski boxes and bike racks can increase consumption by ten to 50 percent. Therefore: only assemble when they are really needed. Then dismantle again.