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posted on 13 November 2017

The Growing Gap Between Declared And Real Fuel Consumption Of Passenger Cars


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In 2014, data by the until then little known non-profit International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT ) showed that German car manufacturer Volkswagen was manipulating it's fuel emissions data on a grand scale.

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VW isn't alone in having sold cars with so-called defeat devices, a software that manipulates exhaust emissions on a test stand.

However, it's not just the emissions data that's misleading. Data compiled by the ICCT also illustrates that there's a growing gap in how much fuel passenger cars actually consume under real world conditions and what manufacturers declare their car's intake is.

Infographic: The Growing Gap Between Declared And Real Fuel Consumption of Passenger Cars | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista.

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