air resistance Archive

Driving speed affects the fuel consumption?

Yes, the speed of the vehicle affects the consumption of fuel. The main reason behind this is air resistance or air drag. What is this air drag? When you are out for a ride on a cool breezy day, you feel the force of air hitting you in the opposite direction. We can feel the wind in the air around us. Air resistance and air friction are the consequences of this air flow. There is opposition air friction force experience while driving a car. This force is called air drag or air resistance. The car’s motion in turn helps to