Latest fuel economy news

Diesel cars may produce more (not less) CO2 than petrol models

New research published by Transport & Environment (T&E) concludes that the average diesel car may produce more CO2 over its lifetime than a comparable petrol-engined vehicle, reversing the accepted position of emissions analysts. The new results take...

Tougher emissions tests come into force from today

Stricter testing procedures are set to provide UK car buyers with more accurate fuel economy and emissions information from today (01 September). Two new test regimes come into force - WLTP and RDE - with both providing more accurate data than the existing...

Real world MPG figures available for Peugeot, Citroen and DS models

The PSA Group has published real-world fuel consumption data for 58 models from Peugeot, Citroen, and DS Automobiles. The data obtained from these tests mean that more than 1,000 variants of PSA Group cars can be accurately estimated for drivers and potential...

Official vs actual MPG gap increases in 2016

The difference between official and real-world fuel economy is getting wider according to research by Emissions Analytics, with the variance for 2016 standing at 26% on average. With an official average fuel economy figure of 60.7 MPG the largest seen...

Mind the Gap report shows cars are 42% less efficient than claims

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...

Kia Niro sets new world record MPG figure

Kia has set a new world record for the lowest fuel consumption for a hybrid car driving across America with its Niro crossover. The coast-to-coast run saw Kia cover 3,715.4 miles on just 4.1 tanks of fuel, setting a Guinness World Record figure of 76.6...

Manufacturers collaborate on connected car technologies

Connected car technologies are being trialed that would reduce the time spent waiting at traffic lights, warn of vehicles braking hard up ahead, and change lane on the motorway autonomously. The systems are being developed and tested jointly by the...

Prius Plug-in Hybrid to make MPG Marathon UK debut

Toyota's new Prius Plug-in Hybrid will make its UK debut on the MPG Marathon event next week. Due to take place over 18th and 19th October, the new plug-in hybrid will compete before it goes on sale in spring 2017. With significantly better economy...

New MPG index highlights inaccurate fuel economy figures

Fuel economy figures quoted by manufacturers have long been recognised as being overly optimistic at best, and a new EQUA MPG Index launched my Emissions Analytics show just how inaccurate those claims are. Typically, cars return 25 per cent less fuel economy...

Real world MPG figures revealed by Peugeot, Citroen and DS

The PSA Group - which includes the manufacturers Citroen, Peugeot and DS Automobiles - has released the next round of real-world fuel consumption results. A total of 30 models from the French group have now been tested with the 27 results announced today...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:23rd Nov 2017