Fuel Economy Drive Winner Achieves 150 miles per gallon on Maxol Fuel!

Maxol, Ireland’s leading forecourt and convenience retailer held its first ‘Fuel Economy Drive’ event on Sunday 25th September at Maxol M3 Mulhuddart Services, run by Leo Nulty Promotions.  On the day over 70 drivers, co-drivers and passengers set off in 32 registered vehicles of all shapes and sizes on a pre-planned route from Mulhuddart to Dundalk, Donabate and back to Mulhuddart.

The winner of the Maxol Fuel Economy Drive was Colin Sheridan in a Peugeot 208 diesel who completed the 200km route along the beautiful Boyne Drive and North Dublin coastal route using just 3.93 litres of fuel, equating to 1.88 litres / 100kms or an amazing 150.11 mpg.

Second place was the & Meade Hyundai i40 driven by Laura Keane and in third place a Fiat Ireland 500 Diesel driven by Philip Cullen.

The Mullingar Opel Astra of Stephen Briggs took the honours in the Diesel Class, whilst other class winners were Alan Park (Classic Cars) in an Audi 100, Niall Healy (Hybrid Class) in a Toyota Prius, Paul Sammin (LCV Class) in a VW Caddy and Dave Butsy (Petrol Class) in a VW Golf GTI.

All funds raised at the event, including all entry fees, were donated to AWARE, Maxol’s partner charity.

Fergal Harrington, Group Brand Development Manager from Maxol said:

We are delighted with the fantastic turnout for our first Fuel Economy Drive in aid of our charity partner Aware.  Achieving such impressive fuel efficiency figures today is a testament to the real skill of the drivers and of course the technology of today’s modern engines.  We thank Leo Nulty Promotions for their help in organizing today and for supplying helpful fuel saving tips to all participants.  Today’s event proceeds will support AWARE in their work to promote positive mental wellbeing in all our communities.  I would sincerely like to thank all participants for making today a success and so much fun and we hope we can grow the event next year.”

About the Maxol Group

The Maxol Group was established in 1920 by William McMullan. The 4th generation of the family are Company Directors.

Maxol makes a significant contribution to the economy on both sides of the border and markets a comprehensive range of oil and petroleum products to the Irish Market, through their Retail, Fuel Card and Lubricants divisions.

The Maxol Group had an annual turnover of €640m in 2015.

The company employs directly and indirectly more than 1,000 people across the island of Ireland.

Maxol has been investing and expanding in recent years and currently has a network of 230 service stations, of which 107 are company owned.

The new food brand Moreish – Fresh Food at Maxol was launched in 2014 and is currently in 31 Maxol service stations and growing. It won ‘Best Oil Company Initiative’ at Ireland’s Forecourt Convenience Awards 2015.

In 2012 Maxol was voted Retailer of the Year by UTV Business Eye Awards in Northern Ireland.

Maxol was voted the most reputable oil company in Ireland for four consecutive years between 2012 to 2015 by Corporate Reputations independent survey.