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Clutter in the boot wastes fuel

Clutter Wastes Fuel

Full article available from the Telegraph

Almost a quarter of British drivers admit to using their car boot as a permanent storage space.

British drivers are wasting fuel by hauling around unnecessary items in the car boots.

Nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of UK drivers use their car boot as a permanent storage space, with one in 10 admitting to have never cleared out their luggage space. Carrying this extra weight affects fuel efficiency, meaning our cars use more fuel than necessary, according to research carried out by YouGov for Shell.

A third (32%) usually keep more than five items in the car boot. The top five currently on the roads of Britain are: tools (43%); wellington boots and outdoor clothing (27%); gym bag, sports equipment and golf clubs (11%); pushchair/baby equipment (9%) and multiple pairs of shoes (9%).

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