well, it's jan 2012! just want to say the imperial gal is smaller than the US gal. 1 UK gal = 1.2 US gal.Don't forget too that the quote of 80mpg in the article is going to be based on Imperial gallons. So your US consumption is probably going to be in the mid-60mpg range.
That's backwards. While in your equation the UK number is smaller, that's because it's a bigger bucket. Just like one US gallon = 4 US quarts, and a quart is definitely a smaller volume than a gallon.well, it's jan 2012! just want to say the imperial gal is smaller than the US gal. 1 UK gal = 1.2 US gal.
Europe uses kilometers per gal. 1 K = 0.6 miles. So, 80 probably refers to 80 kilometers, which would be about 49.7 US miles.
49 mpg (UK mpg) = 59.68 (US mpg)
So, your figure matches pretty much what I come up with, too. Cheers.
It wouldn't do that driven here. The quote is estimated "nearly 80 mpg" in one place and "75 mpg" in another. It hasn't even been tested yet! If you assume the more optimistic number, and then factor in the larger imperial gallons that they will be using, that gets you down to 66.7 MPG (1.2 us gallons to an imperial gallon.)Ford selling this car in Europe that gets 80mpg!!!!
Why can't we get these cars here in the US?
The numbers look reasonable to me! But if you want to make sure, you can post duel figures (mpg and l/100km et al) and if somebody wants to double check you they can (and it'll make our Canadian friends happy :- )....hope I didn't mess up with the measurements conversion somewhere
I have been in business for nearly 40 years. I remember when I drove the 18 wheelers way back when. The truck stops had a blue fog over them at night. Now they are clean except for the urine smell in the parking lot.The problem is the ridiculous California idle emission rules for particulates. And you guys keep blaming us conservatives for all the problems. Those Pelosi liberals are killing us with regulations.