How much fuel does your car consume while idling for an hour with the AC on? Answered on video

One of the things that most Indian car buyers or users have always been curious about is the fuel economy. A lot of take this aspect quite seriously and for many, this is actually a deal maker/breaker. In current traffic conditions, traffic jams are quite normal, and we generally spend hours on the road stuck in traffic everyday. This costs us the precious fuel specially on hot Indian summer day because you’ll want the air-con badly when you are stuck. In such a condition, have you ever wondered how much fuel your car consumes while it is idling with the air conditioning on?. Here we have a video that answers just that.

The video has been uploaded by Arun Panwar on his youtube channel. The videos starts with vlogger who explains the whole plan that he wishes to execute. He will be filling the car to the brim and will be driving back to his house and then will set the timer and will keep the car on for one hour with air-con ON. The main motive behind this video is to find out how much of the fuel will the car consume during this time.

The vlogger fills the car and drives back to his house and the car keeps on idling for 1 hour and then he decides to keep it for another 20 more minutes. The car was idling for 1 hour 20 minutes and all this time the AC was also switched ON. The car used in this video is a Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback which is powered by a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. It generates 83 Bhp and 115 Nm of torque and is available with manual and CVT gearbox options.

The vlogger after completing his experiment drove the car back to the very same petrol station to refill and find out how much did the car consume during the last 1 hour and 20 mins idling. The cars is refilled and it takes in 1.66 litre or petrol worth Rs 130. So, keeping the car idling for an hour costs about Rs. 100. A small portion of this was consumed when the car was driven to and from the pump before and after the test. The petrol pump according to the vlogger is almost 4 kilometres from his house and the car was driven for 8 kilometres in total after filling it up to the brim. This was actually a very good experiment and show how much a petrol or diesel generally a car consumes when it is idling for too long.