Maxol, Ireland’s leading forecourt and convenience retailer held its first ‘Fuel Economy Drive’ event on Sunday 25th September at Maxol M3 Mulhuddart Services. On the day over 70 drivers, co-drivers and passengers set off in 32 registered vehicles of all shapes and sizes on a pre-planned route from Mulhuddart to Dundalk, Donabate and back to Mulhuddart. The winner of the Maxol Fuel Economy Drive was Colin Sheridan in a Peugeot 208 diesel who completed the 200km route along the beautiful Boyne Drive and North Dublin coastal route using just 3.93 litres of fuel, equating to 1.88 litres / 100kms or an amazing 150.11 mpg.
Second place was the Wheelsforwomen.ie/Hutton & Meade Hyundai i40 driven by Laura Keane and in third place a Fiat Ireland 500 Diesel driven by Philip Cullen. The Mullingar Opel Astra of Stephen Briggs took the honours in the Diesel Class, whilst other class winners were Alan Park (Classic Cars) in an Audi 100, Niall Healy (Hybrid Class) in a Toyota Prius, Paul Sammin (LCV Class) in a VW Caddy and Dave Butsy (Petrol Class) in a VW Golf GTI. All funds raised at the event, including all entry fees, were donated to AWARE, Maxol’s partner charity.
Fergal Harrington, Group Brand Development Manager from Maxol said:
“We are delighted with the fantastic turnout for our first Fuel Economy Drive in aid of our charity partner Aware. Achieving such impressive fuel efficiency figures today is a testament to the real skill of the drivers and of course the technology of today’s modern engines. We thank Leo Nulty Promotions for their help in organizing today and for supplying helpful fuel saving tips to all participants. Today’s event proceeds will support AWARE in their work to promote positive mental wellbeing in all our communities. I would sincerely like to thank all participants for making today a success and so much fun and we hope we can grow the event next year.”