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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    I read on Phil Daily Inquirer - today's issue, page E1, nagsponsor pala ang Dept of Energy ng Fuel Economy run ng different AUV's. The rules were much different than the one sponsored by Isuzu w/ the much ballyhoed 36+km/l consumption kuno.

    they got 3 drivers from the Automotive Association of the Philippines to test drive the following vehichles: 2 CRV's, 2 Revo's, 3 crosswinds, a mistu adventure and a Toyota Prius, a hybrid gas-electric vehicle from Japan. All are diesel variants except the CRV's. basic rules: 80 kph top speed, 165 lbs load excluding driver, to equalize daw, they loaded three 155lb bags sa bawat test vehicle. Route is from FORT to some place in Batangas, some 151 km away. Ang rule of driving... dapat realistic driving style, tapos walang modifications or daya like increased tire pressure etc.

    The mileages of the vehicles are :
    1st Revo GL - 16.02 km/l another Revo GL - 16.504 (both manual trans I suppose, di na mention kung one is matic e)
    CRV manual - 13.422 km/l CRV matic 9.587 km/l
    Adventure 17.509 km/l

    and the most fuel miser is......... jaraaaaaaannnnnnnnn!!
    a Crosswind XTO manual w/ 19.198 km/l woohooooooo!!!
    :D
    it also mentioned another Crosswind w/ 17.112 km/l , di sinabi kung anong variant, siguro XUV. Meron ding Crosswind XT which ran using pure cocodiesel w/c registered 16.304 km/l -- only goes to show that cocodiesel is a technically viable alternative to pure diesel. di nga lang economically viable kasi mahal cocodiesel at P44-45/kg

    yung Toyota prius hybrid car registered 18.34 km/liter.

    what I'm so happy about this article is that it once again proves the fuel economy of my ride. this time around, mas credible sya since it was conducted by a government agency plus it was done side by side with other vehicles plus it was driven by professional drivers.


    :wink:

  2. Join Date
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    #2
    'yong ride ko (XUVi A/T) sa highway driving ay ~12km/li. sa city driving naman ay ~10km/li. ok na rin.
    :lol:

    pero one time siguro i will try to demonstrate the one did on the test sponsored by DoE.
    makeable kaya?

  3. Join Date
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    #3
    sana nga mapababa ng gobyerno yung presyo ng cocodiesel, lalo na't kailangan nating mag-develop ng alternative fuel sources dahil sa sitwasyon sa middle east. i hope the company that produces cocodiesel is able to attract dealers from the quezon city area, ang layo kasi kung dadayo pa ako sa muntinlupa para lang masubukan yung produkto nila.

    congrats to you crosswind owners, you've got mighty economical rides

  4. Join Date
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    #4
    now that's a more real world test. perhaps if you threw in some more rush hour traffic, you could get more realistic results.

  5. FrankDrebin Guest
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    Baka naman continues ang biyahe nila or start ng madaling araw or me escort na hagad?

    Wala lang tanong ko lang?

  6. Join Date
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankDrebin
    Baka naman continues ang biyahe nila or start ng madaling araw or me escort na hagad?

    Wala lang tanong ko lang?
    di sinabi e... pero tama nga. madaling araw sila nag start. but the thing is, alang daya, di over inflated ang tires, hindi patay aircon, saka the drivers were given instruction to "engage the gears" and the vehicles carried the same weight loads. read the whole article na lang.

    ang objective daw non is to encourage vehicle manufacturers to come up with car models that saves on fuel. I think they're also looking at the viability of the hybrid cars kaya nakasama yung Toyota prius. And for sure, ine-explore din nila viability ng cocodiesel as an alternative fuel for diesel fed car engines.

  7. Join Date
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    #7
    ang taas ng mileage figures nila ha... leads me to believe maaga sila bumyahe at tuloy-tuloy talaga yung trip

  8. Join Date
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    #8
    maaga + tuloy tuloy nga. was mentioned by several other posters.

  9. Join Date
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    #9
    i've read that article and i've been to calatagan. the main road is mostly highways with not much traffic except when you pass by main towns (which is rare as there is always an option to take the highway). even if they did go through traffic in Manila, that's probably the only traffic they would encounter.

    BTW, my car, a manual-gas carburated mazda astina recorded a fair 12-13 km/l on my trip. and that's with traffic in sta. rosa.

    however, this test is asrealistic as they come (IMHO). they were given a set amount of payload (excluding the driver) and a maximum speed limit of 80 km/h. this wasn't a "contest" as to who can drive with the least fuel spent, it's just a test to see how "good" or "proper" driving habits can help improve fuel economy.

    it's stated in the article (not the exact words) that the best factor for fuel economy is the consumer. it's because he has the control on the use of the vehicle ... or something like that. i forgot. :?

  10. Join Date
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    #10
    actually, introducing traffic to the test will make the figures irrelevant. you can't compute mileage figures in a parked car.


    best thing is to take highway driving figures, then reduce them depending on how much traffic you encounter on your daily commute. in the long run, these figures are meant to be used as references, not as bragging rights.

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