nounTalking about fuel consumptionTo talk about using less fuel, you can say that you cut, decrease, lower or reduce fuel consumption.To talk about using more fuel, you can say that you increase fuel consumption. If you use twice as much, you double it.If you check how much fuel you are using, you monitor your fuel consumption. ( Automotive engineering : Design and performance )
Engine designers strive for more power, lower fuel consumption, lighter weight, and better reliability.
Short journeys can double fuel consumption, especially when the engine is cold.
Something as simple as a faulty spark plug can increase fuel consumption by 20-40 percent, with no noticeable change in operation.
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