27 Dec '16, 2pm

EU fuel-economy ratings move further from reality; Mercedes tops offender list

EU fuel-economy ratings move further from reality; Mercedes tops offender list

Stephen Edelstein Dec 27, 2016 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Enlarge Photo It's well known by now that the European Union testing protocol for fuel economy is much less rigorous than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. Both protocols are based around laboratory testing rather than real-world evaluation, but EU figures have gained a reputation for being much more optimistic than what drivers can realize in real-world use. EU fuel-economy figures for a given model of car tend to be as much as 30 percent higher than their U.S. EPA counterparts. DON'T MISS: Every diesel brand in Europe emits more than VW, says new report A new study demonstrates just how divorced from reality those ratings can be. Conducted by environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E), it shows the industry-wide gap between laboratory and real-world fuel economy results has now...

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