[LINK] OT - New US car emission standards

David Lochrin dlochrin at d2.net.au
Wed May 20 10:45:47 EST 2009


On Wednesday 20 May 2009 09:42, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> You'd think they knew how to spell the names of the car makers  
> properly. Interesting to note that only one of the car manufacturers  
> is within cooee of the target (Honda).

I was interested to check up on that since my old Subaru will need replacement in the forseeable future.

The target of 35.5 miles per U.S. liquid gallon is 6.625 litres/100Km (1mpg is 235.19 litres/100Km).

According to the Green Vehicle Guide at http://www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au/ these cars come in under the new U.S. target:

	smart fortwo Cabrio
	52kW MHD 1.0L 3cyl, Auto 5 speed Convertible, 2 seats, 2WD
	4.4  litres/100Km

	Toyota Prius
	1.5L 4cyl, CVT 1 speed Hatch, 5 seats, 2WD
	4.4  litres/100Km

	Fiat 500
	1.2L 4cyl, Other 5 speed Sedan, 4 seats, 2WD
	5.5  litres/100Km

	Fiat Punto
	1.4L 77HP 1.4L 4cyl, Other 6 speed Sedan, 5 seats, 2WD
	5.7  litres/100Km

	Toyota Yaris
	1.3L 4cyl, Man 5 speed Hatch, 5 seats, 2WD
	6  litres/100Km

	Citroen C3 NFU
	1.6L 4cyl, Man 5 speed Hatch, 5 seats, 2WD
	6.2  litres/100Km

	Volkswagen Golf 118TSI Comfortline
	1.4L 4cyl (S), Man 6 speed Hatch, 5 seats, 2WD
	6.2  litres/100Km

The "Honda Civic VTi" comes in at 7.2 litres/100Km.

David


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