Hakkapeliitta R2 fuel Economy Testing Part 1 “Will these green tires put more green in back in your wallet”?

Hello Everyone,
I know what you are thinking,” These are snow tyres” Who cares Right?

On the contrary fuel economy is on the mind of everyone
These days, with soaring prices at the pump who doesn’t want to save some of
That money?

Nokian is known as the Green pioneers with their modern
Production technology, low aromatic oils,
Non-toxic chemical use, and low rolling resistance tires.

You may ask yourself “can one tire have all these great qualities to it”?
With this in mind I set out to perform a simple but
Fair test to see how good the ultra-low rolling resistance of the Hakka R2 really is.

To first give you some background on my testing, I’ve kept
Records of every mile since the car was new using fuelly.com

For those of you that use winter tires each year you know
That your MPG’s are generally down and this can also have other contributing
Factors such as winter fuel blends, snow and Ice conditions, and ambient air
Temperature.

I kept track of MPG’s this past week ,there was only slick
Conditions 2 days the rest of them the roads were dry to wet With temperatures
Between 15-50 degrees F.

My total mileage was 154 miles with the average fuel economy
Of 42.8 mpg using #2 premium diesel. These figures are based on the VW on board
Trip computer.

One thing I will mention is based on over 31,737 miles of
Records it does read high, usually 1.5-2 mpg’s compared to using Fuelly.com
which is the accurate hand calculation method.

My last 2 tanks averaged 40.5 mpg so subtracting the 1.5-2
Mpg’s from the 42.8 would equal 40.8-41.3 actual mpg. This is incredible my
Fuel economy was equal or better than With the OEM all-season hankook tires.

I’d like to add that last year I tried out the General
Altimax Artic tire and immediately received a 2.5 mpg penalty on dry roads,
That was really disappointing.

Although this was a early preliminary test , It’s really
Looking good for the Hakka R2 tire and lets not forget my Wallet.

 

Please subscribe and look for my part 2 later in the year where we’ll compare long term Data!

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