Wayne Gerdes set a new world record for fuel efficiency.
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There's a new Guinness World Record when it comes to fuel efficiency. A mid-size Volkswagen model set a record for the best fuel efficiency for a non-hybrid car this week. The recent trip reaps lessons ranging from rethinking an old energy source to breaking some bad habits.
Wayne Gerdes and his driving companion, Bob Winger, took a trip that essentially took them more than 8,100 miles -- or just under 108 gallons of diesel fuel. The last leg of that journey brought them to central New York.