July 18, 2016The winning vehicle at the 2016 Shell Eco-marathon held in London’s Olympic Park from 30 June to 3 July achieved 7,362mpg (2,606.4km/litre). As if that wasn’t enough of an achievement, this year’s event even included a race between the eco cars.
July 17, 2016PSA Group, parent company of French car brands Peugeot Citroen and DS, released initial findings from its own real-world fuel economy tests earlier this month. The data revealed that some models are thirstier than official figures by as much as 40% under realistic driving conditions, and that every one of the 28 core models put under scrutiny exceeded official figures by more than 23%.
December 16, 2015Subaru 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.
October 5, 2015Some 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.
October 5, 2015The 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.
August 19, 2015Green 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.
July 12, 2015A 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.
May 6, 2015A 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.
July 3, 2014Emissions 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.
April 29, 2014It’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?