DOE, Petron to determine which carmakers have most fuel-efficient vehicles

Happening on May 27th
by Drei Laurel | May 20, 2016

Fueling up

Unless you've somehow figured out how to grow money on trees, fuel economy is a pretty big deal when shopping for a new car. Taking into account our country's hellish traffic, these numbers could spell the difference between a best-selling vehicle or a flop in our market. With this in mind, we ask: Which carmakers in the Philippines produce cars with the best fuel efficiency?

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Well, it looks like we're about to find out. The Department of Energy is expanding its Philippine Energy Standards and Labeling Program (PESLP) to include more light-duty motor vehicles. In line with this, the government agency is teaming up with Petron to host the country's first Euro 4 fuel economy run--the results of which will be used as a benchmark for fuel-efficiency labeling for car manufacturers in our market.

The fuel economy run is scheduled to take place on May 27, from Angeles, Pampanga, to the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway. Around 80 vehicles from about 20 car brands are set to take part in the exercise.

Below is the list of participating automotive companies:

* Automobile Central Enterprise (Volkswagen)

* British United Automobiles (Mini)

* Columbian Autocar Corporation (Kia)

* Eurobrands Distributor (Peugeot)

* Ford Philippines

* Honda Cars Philippines

* Hyundai Asia Resources

* Isuzu Philippines

* Mitsubishi Motors Philippines

* Motor Image Pilipinas (Subaru)

* Nissan Philippines

* PGA Cars (Audi, Porsche)

* Pilipinas Taj Autogroup (Tata)

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* Suzuki Philippines

* Toyota Motor Philippines

* Volvo Philippines

We're already looking forward to seeing the government-sanctioned results. Which carmaker do you think will impress the most during the run?

 

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