30 Apr '12, 9am

ICCT study finds increasing discrepancy between type-approval and real-world fuel consumption in European cars

From a consumer perspective, most drivers are aware that there exists a gap between the fuel consumption they experience during everyday driving and the corresponding values that are listed in information brochures they obtain from their local car dealer, the internet, or other media sources. As this gap increases, a part of the CO2 and fuel consumption reductions achieved on paper do not pay back to consumers in fuel cost savings. This could lead to a situation where official type approval values provided by the vehicle manufacturers would lose credibility among consumers and where the willingness to invest into new vehicle technologies to reduce fuel consumption and CO

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/04/icct-20120430.html

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