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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...

Europe confirms new emissions test to start September 2017

The forthcoming World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) will come into effect from 1st September 2017, after a decision was made by the European Commission to ignore calls to delay its introduction. There has been lobbying from countries...

Mitsubishi admits to false fuel economy figures for Japanese models

Mitsubishi Motors has admitted that fuel consumption information has been falsified for more than 600,000 vehicle sold in Japan. The Japanese manufacturer made the announcement at a press conference today (Wednesday 20th April) which a number of senior Mitsubishi...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:30th May 2017