Pre production Prime in UK mpg marathon

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  1. raspy

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    Interesting event.

    "A 5.0-litre V8 Ford Mustang has won the 2016 MPG Marathon fuel economy challenge, despite its official fuel consumption being just 20.9mpg.

    It won because two days of skilled driving saw that figure improved by a staggering 75 per cent – after 450 miles of careful motoring, the real-world MPG of the Mustang rose to a heady 36.6mpg.

    The percentage improvement is the highest ever seen on the MPG Marathon, the UK’s biggest and most high-profile annual fuel economy challenge."

    "The best overall fuel economy was achieved by a pre-production Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, which averaged 109.1mpg. However, as the entrants were unable to frequently plug the car in during the 450-mile drive, this figure is actually 61% LESS than the official average: NEDC figures say the Prius should average 282.5mpg.

    In other words, even careful driving will see Prius Plug-In Hybrid owners achieve 173mpg less than officially claimed, if they can’t actually plug the car in…"

    Source: Ford Mustang V8 wins fuel economy challenge! | Motoring Research
     
  2. Trollbait

    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    The NEDC PHEV figures are even more messed up than the figures for everything else.
     
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    is there a point to this foolishness? other than trying to justify their desire to pollute the world?
     
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    Whoever wrote that is dumb as dirt.
     
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    The big looser here is NEDC.
     
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