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Some difference is to be expected as a laboratory test can never accurately reflect the range of driving style, road and weather conditions in the real world, but the gap is now so wide that manufacturers have been accused of misleading claims.
It seems that the more economical a car is to run, on paper, the greater the gap between official figures and actual fuel consumption. One such test is to determine official fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data.
The official CO2 figure is the basis for our car tax system and is used by the European Commission to monitor fleet-average CO2 emissions and progress towards emissions reduction targets.
Heavier cars are allowed higher emissions if offset by lighter vehicles with lower emissions. Car manufacturers have a strong financial interest as the fines for exceeding CO2 targets can be substantial.
Laboratory test cycles The official test takes place on a laboratory rolling road and currently follows something called the New European Driving Cycle NEDC which has two parts: Urban — a cold start followed by around 2. Extra-urban — following straight on from the urban cycle, the car covers 4.
Three official fuel consumption figures are calculated: The test car only briefly reaches motorway speed. Air-conditioning, lights and other electrical loads are all switched off for the test.
Flexibilities in the test procedure can be exploited to achieve a lower overall fuel consumption The test is run in a room temperature between 20 and 30 C — much higher than the average outside temperature. The way that the rolling resistance of the rollers is set in discreet steps means that a small reduction in vehicle weight may be enough to get a more significant reduction in rolling resistance.
Fuel consumption can be optimised for the test conditions. Changes to the test procedure, vehicle set-up and operating conditions will have an affect too. The new RDE test will apply to all new models from September and to all new vehicles from September A so called 'conformity factor' will be applied in two steps: RDE emissions can be up to 2.
RDE emissions can be up to 1. Any single test is flawed and no single driver is representative of everyone else, but if you could see what sort of fuel economy lots of other drivers are getting in the same car that would give you a fair idea of what can be achieved taking your own driving style into account.Consumption vs.
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