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New Worldwide MPG Tests On The Way

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by dpeilow, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    New mpg tests on way

     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    This is good news. Real information allows people to make more informed decisions. I somehow doubt the EPA will adopt this testing protocol though.
     
  3. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    I hope that the new Urban cycle includes lots of time sitting in creeping, stop-and-go traffic. That's what I see every day and where an EV shines.
     
  4. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I don't really understand the need for a new test. The tests we have work if if used properly (as a comparison against what you really get). In other words, if you get 80% of your current car's rating, then you'll likely get 80% of a new car's rating. Changing the numbers, or even the test, will only move those who are unhappy with the current test from one set of people to another.
     

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