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Sign the Which? petition for action on manufacturers fuel efficiency claims!

We all should know that manufacturer’s MPG claims are just that, a claim. A figure used as a headline to tempt us plucky British motorists into showrooms in order to buy a car we don’t need and in many cases can’t afford.

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Peugeot secures victory at the 2015 MPG Marathon

Peugeot has secured victory at this years MPG Marathon with their fuel sipping Peugeot 208 Active Blue HDi. Piloted by MPG Marathon veteran and thee-time former champion, Mick Linford the French hatch back managed an average of 104.5mpg over 385 miles. The result represents

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Small cars worst at meeting official MPG figures

A report by the kind folks at HonestJohn.co.uk has revealed that small cars have shown the greatest shortfall against manufactures official MPG figures. The report which studied more than 60,000 cars compared “real world” driving figures against those claimed by manufacturers.

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The BMW i8 mixes 95MPG with 362BHP

With the fan fare of the i3 now over, we thought we’d take the chance to introduce the next in the line up of BMW’s i brand: the i8. The i8 has been around in concept form for 4 years

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US Hypermilers smash the 48 state MPG record with 77.99 MPG US / 93.66 MPG UK

US Hypermilers have stepped into the record books following an epic Hypermiling run of 48 US states that resulted in an amazing 77.99 mpgUS / 93.66 mpgUK for the trip. Wayne Gerdes and Bob Winger piloted the 2013 VW Passat TDi

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Ford US hit with lawsuits over “false and misleading” fuel efficiency claims

Across the pond in the US, Ford is being sued for “false and misleading” claims over their C-Max Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid fuel efficiency figures. Officially Ford claim that they should both be capable of a rather impressive 47MPG (US) under normal driving conditions. A

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Misleading manufacturers MPG figures are costing UK drivers up to £4.45 billion in fuel

A report by the “consumer champion” Honest John has revealed that UK drivers are footing the bill to the tune of £4.45 billion a year in fuel as they struggle to meet manufacturers “overstated” official MPG figures. The report is based on more than 32,000

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