Japan Consumers to Get More Precise Mileage Data from Oct.

Economy

Tokyo, Sept. 19 (Jiji Press)--Japanese vehicle buyers will see a marked increase in opportunities to check more precise mileage data based on an international fuel economy measurement standard.

Japanese automakers will be obliged to display fuel economy data of their new vehicles to be launched in October or later measured under the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Cycle, or WLTC, mode. It is a global fuel economy measurement standard based on U.N. rules.

Calculated under conditions closer to actual driving than under the current measurement method, WLTC mileage data are already used in some car catalogs in Japan.

Under the current JC08 mode, fuel economy is gauged by repeating accelerations and decelerations on measuring equipment without road tests.

But actual fuel economy varies depending on how vehicles are driven and on traffic conditions.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

Jiji Press