Cars averaging 23.8 mpg don't usually get much coverage on GreenCarReports — they simply aren't that green. In this instance though, that gas mileage figure doesn't refer to a particular car — it refers to every car sold in 2012.
NEW DELHI: Indian refineries are on track to meet the strict timeline for supplying superior quality and less polluting petrol and diesel confirming to Euro-VI norms by April 2020, IOC Director (Refineries) Sanjiv Singh said. India follows fuel and emission norms in line with the European standards, known as Euro norms. It specifies fuel standards to meet emission norms corresponding to Euro norms. So, Bharat Stage IV corresponds to Euro-VI and BS-VI to Euro-VI. The country will be switching over to 100 per cent BS-IV or Euro-VI emission norms by April, 2017.
North America’s shale fields are the most visible symbol of the energy revolution, but they tell less than half the story. An even bigger transformation is taking place in the engines and fuel tanks of cars and trucks across the United States.
High oil prices, recession and tougher fuel economy standards have combined to cut 5.5 million barrels per day from projected U.S. oil consumption in 2020, according to an analysis of forecasts published in recent years by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Diesel engines, long reputed for being loud and dirty, are making waves in the U.S. Although they accounted for just 3.2% of U.S. auto sales in 2012 (about the same as hybrids), the number of diesels on American roads will double by 2018, according to research firm LMC Automotive.
Audi’s best-selling sport utility vehicle, the Q5, gets even better in 2014 with the addition of a six-cylinder, diesel engine that is fuel-thrifty yet muscular. The federal government mileage ratings for the new-for-2014 Q5 TDI with turbocharged and direct-injection V-6 — 24 miles per gallon in city driving and 31 mpg on highways — rival those of many SUVs with smaller, four-cylinder, gasoline engines. It’s even rated 1 mpg more in highway driving than the gasoline-electric hybrid Audi Q5.
In July 2011, the Obama administration announced the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that will begin taking effect in 2017. The standards for U.S. light-duty vehicle fleets (passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks) will be 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025, and they piggyback on the 2009 mandate for a CAFE average of 35.5 mpg by 2016, up from 27.3 mpg in 2011.