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Published on May 15th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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Advertised vs Real-World Fuel Economy Gap Doubled in One Decade

May 15th, 2012 by  


 
Interesting story here. Admittedly, it’s not an issue I’ve given a lot of thought to — the real-world versus advertised fuel economy of cars, and how the difference between them has grown in recent years. More on the topic:



Gap Between Advertised And Real World Fuel Economy Doubles In A Decade (via Gas 2.0)

On some level, we all know that automakers advertised fuel economy numbers are a bit…optimistic, shall we say. So while there may be a glut of 40 mpg compact cars on the market right now, there has been some hearsay that the real world numbers rarely align with the advertised numbers, no matter how…







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  • Dcard88

    American drivers are at least half the problem. Hurry and slow down.

    Why are we in such a hurry? If you are at all concerned about mpg, than you have no excuse for wearing out the brakes. I get +15% mpg with my hybrid, but I try to never come to a full stop. No tickets so far.

    • I never understood that. Goes to show how much common sense we need to impart on the public.

    • although, i don’t just see it in the U.S. think i see it even worse in Europe. but at least similar

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