22 Dec '16, 12pm

T&E's Mind the Gap 2016 report shows cars are 42% less efficient than claims

T&E's Mind the Gap 2016 report shows cars are 42% less efficient than claims

22.12.2016 Mind the Gap report shows cars are 42% less efficient than claims T&E has released its 2016 report, showing the gap between official and real-world figures Transport & Environment (T&E) have released their Mind the Gap 2016 report, showing that real-world emissions and fuel economy are an average of 42% worse than official, laboratory tested results. The European environment campaigners say that the difference between official and actual emissions has risen from a 9% gap in 2001 to 42% in 2015, before expecting the difference to reach 50% in 2020. T&E state that new cars have not become more efficient on the road despite car maker's claims, with a reduction in emissions having stalled for the last four years. Car makers have been using loop holes - and in some cases illegal defeat devices - to make their models achieve the official test parameters. The report sa...

Full article: http://www.nextgreencar.com/news/7925/mind-the-gap-report...

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