Obesity ruining your health - and your MPG

Rachel Burgess
obesity ruining mpg?
obesity ruining mpg?

Carmakers' efforts to make new cars more fuel efficient by slashing the weight of vehicles is being impeded, thanks to motorists' increasing waistlines.

Obesity is attributed to a number of health conditions including increased risk of type-2 diabetes, cancer and heart and liver disease but its latest liability is an increase in fuel consumption. According to reports in the Daily Mail, up to 2% of fuel economy is lost per additional 100lbs (45 kg). They claim that this equates to an additional 39 million gallons of fuel be used every year per pound.