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Hyundai, Kia inflated fuel economy claims on 900,000 cars, EPA says

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by gg_got_a_tesla, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    Hyundai, Kia inflated fuel economy claims on 900,000 cars, EPA says - latimes.com

     
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    brianman Burrito Founder

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  3. Tommy

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    Somebody got caught with their thumbs on the scale.:wink:
     
  4. mcornwell

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    Isn't it the gubberment that sets the MPG figures?
     
  5. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    The EPA mostly relies on figures provided by manufacturers - only 10-15% of all cars are actually tested by the EPA:

    How Vehicles Are Tested
     
  6. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    I always seem to need to lift up on scales. Say when you check a bag at the airport and you notice it goes to 52. A little toe can put that bag at 49 lbs pretty easily.

    Then I request they put a heavy bag tag on there anyway.
     

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