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Inaccurate tests cost European drivers 150 billion euros

European drivers have spent an additional 149.6 billion euros (£132 billion) on fuel between 2000 and 2017 because of inaccurate efficiency testing, according to new figures published by Transport & Environment. The European campaign group reckons...

Carmakers accused of inflating new emissions results

Manufacturers are manipulating results of new CO2 emissions tests, in a bid to make targets due in 2025 less stringent, according to reports by Transport & Environment. The independent campaign group says that manufacturers are set to take a short term...

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...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:10th Sep 2018