New lowest fuel consumption record set by drivers travelling across China

By Rachel Swatman
Published
Lowest fuel consumption driving to 30 contiguous provinces in China

A new Guinness World Records title has been set by two amateur drivers who attempted the Lowest fuel consumption driving to 30 contiguous provinces in China (petrol car), after being challenged by SAIC Motor Corporation Limited to test their latest Roewe vehicle.

Li Chenyang and Wang Weixin drove a Roewe i6 16T (1.0T) an incredible 11,975 km (7,440 miles), across 77 cities, and managed to use just 2.99 litres per 100 km (94.48 UK mpg; 78.67 US mpg).

Just 357.92 litres of fuel was used for the entire journey.

Lowest fuel consumption driving to 30 contiguous provinces in China gwr judge

Adjudicator Dong Cheng presented an official certificate to the team at the recent 17th Shanghai Auto Show.

The Guinness World Records guidelines for this attempt required lots of evidence, including real-time GPS readings and reports from independent witnesses throughout the lengthy journey.

Lowest fuel consumption driving to 30 contiguous provinces in China drivers

It took the drivers 33 days to complete the attempt and Li unfortunately missed his daughter’s first birthday in order to complete the journey.

However, he said he wanted to dedicate his record to her as a birthday gift.

Li is an accomplished driver who has already won a number of fuel saving competitions. Now, he can add a Guinness World Records certificate to his tally of achievements.