I’ve written in the past about the (in)accuracy of EPA fuel efficiency estimates, and it now seems like the Europeans are jumping on board. According to an article from the Times Online, EU fuel consumption tests that were set up in 1980 don’t accurately reflect modern driving conditions. The end result is overly generous estimates that results in disappointed drives. As with EPA estimates, however, the EU estimates at least provide consumers with a common metric to compare across makes and models.
[Source: Times Online]
3 Responses to “On the (In)accuracy of Fuel Efficiency Estimates”
I’m surprised the calculations aren’t done the same way everywhere…
Yeah, as long as it’s measured consistently between makes and models, I just use it to compare cars, not to get an actual estimate of miles per gallon.