23 Apr '15, 9am

Which? calls for more realist MPG testing. @WhichUK

Which? calls for more realist MPG testing. @WhichUK

23.4.2015 Which? calls for more realist MPG testing The Outlander PHEV performed worst according to Which? Which? is calling for more realistic car fuel economy testing after finding 98% of the cars they tested couldn't match or beat official miles per gallon (MPG) claims. According to Which? the cost of fuel is one of the biggest concerns for consumers so the fuel efficiency of new cars has become an important selling point. Which? tested 200 new cars across 2013 and 2014 and found that all but three of them fell short of their official mpg figures by 13% on average, resulting in drivers spending £133 more a year on fuel. The official test used by carmakers is outdated and contains a number of loopholes that lead to unrealistic figures. Manufacturers are allowed to reduce results by 4% at the end of the test, can opt to only test in a car’s ‘eco’ mode, turn off lights and...

Full article: http://www.nextgreencar.com/news/7060/which-calls-for-mor...

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