Subaru has been named one of the top car manufacturers for real-life fuel efficiency following independent testing. The tests were carried out to establish how efficient cars are under normal driving compared to their official fuel consumption figures.
Some good news for diesel cars – a Peugeot 1.6-litre BlueHDi 75 Active 5-door hatchback has taken overall victory in this year’s MPG Marathon, achieving average fuel economy of 104.5mpg in real-world driving conditions over 385 miles.
The recent news about Volkswagen cheating emissions tests has thrown the whole issue of vehicle emissions into the spotlight, but there has been much inaccurate and confusing reporting of the whole emissions issue in the media, so here’s a user-friendly guide to vehicle emissions, and what car you should choose – diesel, petrol, or something else.
Green Car Guide has spent 10 years reviewing cars to see how they drive and how economical they are in real life. Our reviews publish our real-life MPG figures, which are always worse than the official figures. Check out this infographic to find out why.
A Honda Civic Tourer has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for ‘Lowest fuel consumption – all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars)’, recording an average 100.31 miles per gallon over 8,387 miles, in a 25 day drive across all 24 EU countries.
A Peugeot 208 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, with 1,337.19 miles covered on 9.45 gallons of diesel, with an average fuel consumption of 141.2 mpg.
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.