Frequently Asked Questions

Fuel consumption

Buyers can evaluate the cost of a vehicle by analysing its averagefuel consumption data. This data is influenced by several factors like the vehicle’s speed and weight, engine’s speed and efficiency, etc. Fuel consumption is an important issue not only from an economic point of view but also from an environmental perspective.
Car manufacturers must carry out three technical tests regarding the fuel consumption in order to determine the urban cycle, the extra-urban cycle and the overall consumption. The average fuel consumption is calculated by combining the results with a ratio of 36.8% for the urban cycle and a ratio of 63.2% for the extra-urban cycle. The testing begins with the urban cycle and the "cold start" (around 20°C - 30°C). The consumption is calculated based on the resulted emissions (including the CO2 emissions).