Hypermiler Wayne Gerdes is leading a team of 12 drivers in Audi TDI diesel vehicles on “Truth in 48,” a bid to drive 2,800-plus miles from the Los Angeles area to New York in 48 hours or less with only 4 refueling stops. The team is driving the 2014 Audi A6 TDI and 2014 Audi A7 TDI sedans (earlier post), with the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI as a support vehicle; the goal is to demonstrate the extended range and fuel economy provided by Audi diesel technology.
The rally departed from the Audi Pacific dealership in Torrance, CA this morning, with plans to conclude the drive at the Audi Manhattan dealership the afternoon of Monday, 9 September.
Throughout the drive, the CleanMPG team will swap seats with members of the media, including Christian Moe of Road & Track, Damon Bell of Consumer Guide Automotive, Jill Ciminillo of Chicago Tribune and Sebastian Blanco of Autoblog Green.
To follow along the “Truth in 48” cross-country drive challenge visit Audi’s Twitter and Facebook pages utilizing the hashtag #audiTDI.