Local Motueka dentist Richard Lewis from Pienaar Dental Centre came by to take the Prius Challenge at Bowater Toyota in Motueka and also took one of the top spots on the Leader Board!
Richard loved taking the challenge so much he is considering coming back this week to see if he can better his current eco score and hit Number 1!
Richard's Eco Score:
4.4. L/100 km
Savings 98 cents compared to a Toyota Corolla
EV Use 44%
Are you able to break your habits and change your driving style?
Motueka has got a reputation for it's "greenery" - lets show the world just how environmentally aware Motueka really is!
The Challenge is all about getting as many people as we can to experience hybrid driving style.
It is this conscious driving with energy efficiency in mind that will not only save you money but collectively if enough people do it, it could save us all from burning through the gas faster than we need to be.
One thing we have learned from Nick Marer, winner of the first Nelson Prius Challenge, is that we just need to plan ahead and be gentle on the gas pedal. He effectively gave us a score of fuel consumption around half of most "normal" driving styles.
Imagine that - using just half the fuel you currently use to travel the same distance! Half the fuel also equates to half the cost - change your driving style and the money you save could have you in an all new Toyota Prius C sooner than you imagine. Then you would really be saving on your fuel bill!