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Diesel with fuel economy

Diesel with Fuel Economy is designed to ignite and burn more effectively than standard diesel - helping to produce more efficient engine combustion and helping you save miles with every tank*.

* Comparision between a standard fuel (IS 1460:2005 and IS 2796:2008) and that same standard fuel containing our fuel economy formula. Actual benefits may vary according to vehicle, driving conditions and driving style.

New improved Diesel with fuel economy formula has been designed for quicker ignition and to help keep the engine clean.

Your engine loses a significant amount of the energy via a range of different losses. Shell’s fuels scientists have explored where these losses take place and have developed Shell Diesel with Fuel economy formula to ignite and burn more effectively than standard diesel - helping to produce more efficient engine combustion and give you extra miles.

To get the most from new improved Diesel with fuel economy formula,  have a look at our tips to maximise your fuel.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does the new Shell Fuel Economy Formula work, so that you “Get more miles”?

Shell’s new Fuel Economy Formula is designed to reduce the losses in the engine efficiency caused by engine deposits. Extensive research and testing have resulted in the new Fuel Economy formula for Shell Super Unleaded and Diesel. Whether it is the cleaning system in the Shell Super Unleaded fuel, or Diesel’s faster, cleaner ignition, every drop of our new formulae helps to prevent the build up of deposits that can harm your engine’s performance over time.

2. What percentage of fuel economy can I expect to get with Shell Super Unleaded and Shell Diesel with Fuel Economy (i.e. how much extra mileage will I get?)

The Shell Fuel Economy Formula in Shell Super Unleaded and Shell Diesel with Fuel Economy are designed to help motorists improve their engine efficiency.

The fuel economy any particular motorist achieves is also highly dependent upon driving style, traffic conditions, weather conditions and the type and condition of the vehicle.  Though we do not claim any particular degree of improvement, a cleaner engine ensures better performance, by ensuring better combustion, greater fuel efficiency and more mileage with every tank full. Try it and judge for yourself.  Ask for and use the “Mileage Card”. Remember that your fuel consumption can be improved by following simple tips on driving efficiently.

3. How does this fuel compare to the previous Shell Super in terms of fuel economy?

Shell Super Unleaded with new Fuel Economy Formula has improved formulation to help you “Get more miles.”

4. Will Shell Super with the new Fuel Economy Formula be available at all Shell Stations?

Yes

5. Is the New Fuel Economy Formula also available in Diesel?

Yes

6. Is it okay to use new Shell Super Unleaded in my 2-stroke engine and will I have a benefit from it?

Shell Super Unleaded should work perfectly in 2-stroke engines.

7. Can I mix it with competitor’s Fuel?

Shell Super & Diesel with new Fuel Economy Formula is completely compatible with other Fuels on sale. However to enable you to get its maximum fuel economy benefits, you should use it consistently.

8. Is the new fuel component in anyway harmful?

All Shell fuels are rigorously tested to ensure that they are fit for purpose and free from harm.

9. Aren’t all fuels the same? What’s special about Shell Fuel?

No.  All Fuels are not the same.

At Shell, our fuel scientists have been developing fuels for over 100 years. It is this experience that makes us a leading provider of new and innovative fuels today. Shell has been committed to bringing customers all over the world improved fuel economy. Shell research has shown that different fuels affect the performance of engines in various ways under different conditions and Shell is passionate about developing enhanced formulas that deliver improved engine efficiency, and therefore fuel economy benefits, to the widest cross-section of drivers.

10. What exactly does Shell do to create new formulas?

The fuel we supply has been developed in the lab by some of the best scientists from around the world. 120 fuel technology experts work continuously to bring you advanced and effective fuels. It helps to ensure that only high quality fuel reaches your engine.

11. What about Shell’s support of Ferrari in Formula-1 – isn’t this at odds with the idea of fuel efficiency?

No. Shell’s long-term relationship with the Ferrari Formula-1 team is used to explore and develop fuels that optimise performance under extreme driving conditions. The ability to maximize mileage per tank is critical in Formula-1, where the weight of fuel carried has a measurable impact on performance. Learning from the track is fed back into new formulas, which – after further testing – is made available to everyday motorists.

We actively work to help Ferrari get the most out of the fuel we make for them, so they can last longer and throughout the race, as pit stops for fuelling is not allowed – and therefore – achieve better fuel economy!

12. I have hardly noticed any benefits. How can that be?

The fuel economy any particular motorist achieves is also highly dependent upon driving style, traffic conditions, weather conditions and the type and condition of the vehicle.  Remember that your fuel consumption can be improved by following simple tips on driving efficiency.

13. How do you claim “More miles”?

Shell has dedicated over 100 years of research towards making fuel as efficient as possible, reaching some significant milestones along the way. In 2006, Shell powers a new Guinness World record for the “lowest round-the-world fuel consumption” in a standard vehicle, going around the globe on just 24 tanks of Shell Unleaded with Fuel Economy formula. This record was accomplished by John & Helen Taylor.

14. What does “Get even more miles” mean?

Extensive research and testing have resulted in the new Fuel Economy formula for Shell Super Unleaded and Diesel. Whether it is the cleaning system in the Shell Super Unleaded fuel, or Diesel’s faster, cleaner ignition, every drop of our new formulae helps to prevent the build up of deposits that can harm your engine’s performance over time. With Shell Unleaded,  a cleaner engine, will lead to better combustion, greater fuel efficiency and even more miles with every tank full.

15. Is the formulation in India the same as that used by the Taylors?

The fuel used by the John & Helen Taylor in completing the Shell Fuel Economy World Record Challenge and successfully establishing an incredible new around the world fuel economy Guinness World Record contained the new Shell Fuel Economy Formula.