The gauge colour alerts you to zones which take you away from a true ecodrive.
Gear Shift Indicator
When the gauge turns yellow, the application warns you that a gear change is imminent and it is necessary to change to a lower or higher gear.
The optimal speed for fuel consummation is around 70-90 km/h. Above that, the air resistance requires extra power and the fuel consumption increases. This effect is most obvious over 110 km/h.
- A 100km journey at 130km/h requires 2.5L (diesel) or 4L (petrol) more than one at 90km/h.
- A 100km journey at 130km/h requires 1.5L or 2L more than one at 110km/h.
- Above 130km/ h, the fuel consumption increases enormously.
That's why above 110 km/h, the efficiency decreases and above 130 km/h it falls even faster. On a road where the maximum speed limit is 90 km/h, it is advisable to drive as close as possible to this speed. For maximum speed limits above 90 km/h, your ecodrive will be best when you drive at a steady speed, close to the optimal fuel consumption speed of 90 km/h.
Therefore, on motorways, you can choose to drive above 110km/h but this will also increase your consumption. If you think you are saving a lot of time by driving at high speeds, remember that by driving at 150 km/h instead of 130 km/h, you only gain 6 minutes over 100 km.