Emissions Analytics measures the real life mpg of cars and the company has found that the gap between official miles per gallon and real world mpg has grown to 22%. This is up 5% since the company first started testing fuel economy almost three years ago.
It’s widely accepted that the official NEDC fuel economy test for new cars does not accurately represent the real-life miles per gallon that motorist can expect, but how is the NEDC test carried out?
A Ford Fiesta ECOnetic 1.6 TDCi has won the 2013 ALD Automotive/Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon, achieving 88.69mpg over the 339.3-mile course. However it was another Ford, a Fiesta Sport Van, which achieved the best score, of 108.82mpg.
The European Parliament's Environment Committee has voted to adopt proposals to set an indicative 2025 target of CO2 emissions from new cars of 68-75g CO2/km, or 106mpg.
The all-new Range Rover Sport has a weight saving of up to 420kg, fuel consumption cut by up to 24 percent, and a hybrid model will be arriving with emissions of just 169g/km CO2.
The all-new MINI Paceman is available with two diesel and two petrol engines, offering up to 64.2mpg fuel economy and 115g/km emissions.
Goodyear is launching an EfficientGrip SUV Tyre specially designed for Sports Utility Vehicles that offers both grip and low rolling resistance.
The average new car now achieves 52.5 mpg, according to figures for November from the SMMT.
A smart fortwo CDI driven by Mick Linford has achieved 99.24 mpg in the 2011 ALD Automotive Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon.
A Skoda Fabia GreenLine has completed 1,246 miles on a single 45-litre tank of fuel, equating to an average fuel consumption of 127.8 mpg.