Five clever ways to save

Technologies which help you to save money on fuel and cut down on CO2 emissions.

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1. Save every time you stop

Our Start/Stop technology saves fuel and therefore cuts emissions by automatically switching off the engine when the car isn't in motion.

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2. Save every time you brake

Our Brake Energy Recuperation system saves fuel by making the most of energy that's usually lost when you brake.

Recuperation recycles the energy normally lost during braking by storing and then using it for acceleration or starting. When you're trying to save energy while driving it makes sense to recover it where you can. One way we've done this is to raise the alternator voltage when slowing down and braking. This increases battery charging and helps the car slow down. The alternator load is then reduced when accelerating to lighten the burden on the engine and cut fuel consumption. Recuperation is a feature of some of our BlueMotion cars.

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3. Save every time you move

Our low rolling resistance tyres save you fuel by reducing the friction between the tyre and the road, meaning it takes less energy - and less fuel - to go further. ​
Low rolling resistance tyres are part of our BlueMotion Technologies and are fitted to most of our BlueMotion and BlueMotion Technology models. 

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4. Save every time you accelerate

Our turbocharged engines deliver more power when you need it and use less fuel when you don't.

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5. Save every time you drive

Our aerodynamic BlueMotion models are designed to cut through the air with ease, saving you fuel and saving you money. The smoother the airflow over your car as it goes forward, the less drag there is holding it back and the less effort is needed to move the car forward.
How we've achieved this:

  • The body is more streamlined and gaps between panels are narrower
  • Headlights and indicators are combined
  • Radiator grilles, underbody panels and spoilers are designed to reduce drag

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BlueMotion. Two easy ways to get it.

To drive a car with these technologies look out for 'BlueMotion Technology' or 'BMT' in the engine description when browsing the range.

Alternatively, our flagship BlueMotion models which are available on Polo, Golf, Golf SV, Golf Estate, Passat, and Passat Estate also feature aerodynamically optimised design as well as all of the great fuel saving BlueMotion Technologies.

Both are great ways to Think Blue.

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Think Blue. Trainer

When you do sport, having a personal trainer by your side who gives you advice and assistance helps you to exercise more efficiently. It’s the same with driving: the “Think Blue. Trainer.” in the new up! makes saving fuel easy. It shows you how green your driving is at any given point. This inventive little assistant shows you your current consumption and gives you real suggestions about how to reduce it. Helping you to perform better on every track – the “Think Blue. Trainer.”

Please refer to your Volkswagen Owner's manual for official guidance on use and operation of all our technology.