By William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
February 14, 2013
After the whole Hyundai-Kia mileage fiasco, the EPA says it will be conducting more fuel economy audits.
Jeff Alson, a senior EPA engineer said at a conference about the government’s 2025 fuel economy standard that the agency performs “routine audits” of manufacturer's mileage claims, but does admits more can be done.
“We’ll probably do more of that in the future than we did in the past,” Alson said.
Alson also told the conference that the EPA also needs to do a better job of communicating real-world mileage with customers.
“Everybody wants a label that tells you exactly what you’re going to get, but obviously that’s not possible. A good general rule of thumb is that real-world fuel economy is about 20 percent lower than the lab numbers.”
Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)