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Europe’s growing fuel economy chasm: real world vs official claims

The gap between the fuel economy that a car promises and what it actually delivers continues to widen. Will the new testing procedure help bridge the chasm?

The call for more accurate fuel economy testing has been sounded for some time now, but the urgency of the matter is highlighted by recent data from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The gap between real world and official fuel economy figures for passenger cars in Europe last year reached 38%.

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