Fuel for Thought

We want to inspire and motivate people to get involved in ecological sustainability. We want less talk and more walk.

We want to do our bit, through responsible action and the creation of innovative products and technologies. But we also want your help.

Let's all be more responsible on the road, and more environmentally aware of how we behave – in the car, and everywhere else, every day.

Why Blue?

We Think Blue through a variety of initiatives. One of these is our BlueMotion cars. Blue = the elements that we need to protect: water and air. Motion = the need to keep things moving towards the future.

BlueMotion Technologies

BlueMotion Technology applies to our variant models that have been optimised to go beyond just economical. BlueMotion technologies encompass a variety of systems that work together to deliver a drive that is as fun as it is responsible.

Look for the BlueMotion Technology brand marks, and take comfort that you’re driving one of the cleanest, most energy efficient vehicles in our range.

Some of the key BlueMotion Technologies include:

Optimised Rolling Resistance Tyres

Low Rolling resistance tyres are fitted with a silica compound. Low-rolling resistance tyres minimize wasted energy as a tire rolls, thereby decreasing required rolling effort.

Brake Energy Recuperation System

This system recovers some of the energy used when braking and coasting to recharge the battery. Which means less energy required of the engine under acceleration and therefore less fuel consumption.

Gear Recommendation

To help you go further on a tank, the Gear Recommendation system monitors the vehicle and suggests the most appropriate gear to be driving in for better fuel consumption via a clear multi-function display unit.

Every Metre Counts

If you use less fuel today, there will be more for us all tomorrow: you’ll have more money in your pocket, we’ll all be doing something to protect the environment and we at Volkswagen will have an even greater incentive to build even more fuel-efficient cars.

Today there are already many ways to drive more fuel-efficiently. To start with, it is important to know how manufacturers’ fuel consumption figures are put together. They are based on national standards known as Australian Design Rules – a statutory method of calculating emissions and fuel consumption. The ADR includes three consumption figures: urban, extra-urban and combined. These figures are used to compare the fuel consumption of different vehicles. And those who know that every vehicle’s fuel consumption depends on how that particular vehicle is used can easily make savings.

Our tips will help even more. Modern technology is only one of the two levers for ecofriendly driving. Your personal driving style is the other. Here we demonstrate how the two fit together perfectly. We show you what a difference modern driving behaviour can make and present ways to help you save more fuel. Relax and enjoy!

Just how much you can influence your car’s fuel consumption and how easily it can be reduced will be found on the following pages.