13. december, the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang (VG) printed an article about misleading fuel consumption numbers. The largest car leasing company in Norway, Leaseplan, tested twenty of their most popular models for VG. At least tens of cars of each model were tested and each car was driven for at least 5000 km and for a period of at least five months, so at least two hundred drivers were involved and at least one million km were driven. Not a single model was better than claimed. None managed less than 5 l. Particularly low emissions cars exceed the advertised emissions numbers by a large amount, up to 53%. The 75 hp Polo actually used more fuel than the 105 hp Golf. These misleading numbers are the ones used when the anti EV lobby "prove" that EVs are more polluting than ICEVs (in addition to a whole host of other lies, of course). Model: Claimed (l/100km), Actual (l/100km), difference Volkswagen Polo 1.2 l, 75 hp, 5 door, diesel: 3.4, 5.2, 53% Volvo V60 1.6 l DRIVe, 115 hp, diesel: 4.5, 6.7, 49% Toyota Auris 1.8 Hybrid, gasoline: 3.8, 5.5, 45% The full list can be found here. The full article can be found here (in Norwegian).