Articles about Fuel Economy

Aerodynamics, weight factor and navigation are vital factors
A very practical daily companion and a scarily efficient ride
As the recently concluded Yamaha Sight Safe Run leg in Bicol showed, the Sight 115 is a veritable monster when it comes to fuel efficiency. The current record holder posted a fuel-consumption figure of 147.6km/L on the 114cc moped,
We're not completely helpless. We hope
It doesn't look like local fuel prices are going to stabilize any time soon. It's a bummer, but the Philippine government has already said it's doing everything it can to come up with a solution."So
When will it stop?
Can gas prices get any higher? According to a report by GMA News Online, the answer is yes. In fact, the news agency reported that price hikes for gas, diesel and kerosene already took effect at 6am today-the eighth consecutive week
No reason to doubt why this scooter is a phenomenal hit
Ask just about anyone on the street to name a model of scooter. More often than not, they'll answer with the Yamaha Mio.The Mio's hold on the public's collective consciousness can be attributed to the scooter line's
Moderation is key
There really is no sorcery behind saving fuel, as it is all science and all it takes is a good dose of common sense. As car guys, we love to give our rides a good thrashing, but seeing the fuel gauge drop
That's not bad at all
The affordable seven-seater war is on, and right now the triumvirate locked in battle are the Honda BR-V, the Toyota Rush, and the Mitsubishi Xpander. Recently, the latter has just achieved a feat that may well put it at the
One prototype car did at Shell Eco-Marathon
The Shell Eco-Marathon 2018 was held recently at Singapore's Changi Exhibition Center from March 8 to 11. The event attracted a massive 127 teams from all over Asia, including the Middle East. Seven teams from the Philippines came and competed.
Is a modification needed?
Hi Top Gear!I've been following your site for years, even before I bought my first car and I've got to say that you guys are a godsend! Especially for us first timers. So thank you.I'm currently working
It did 34km/L in actual driving conditions
So which diesel vehicle do you think is the most fuel-efficient?After the successful launch of Euro 6-compliant Petron Blaze 100 last year, the petroleum company wasted no time in finding out if there's also an improvement with its
What can happen?
Hello, Top Gear Philippines. Thank you for being heaven-sent to guys new to the car world like me! Your articles are both informative and practical. Thank you so much. However, I do have questions.1. Does frequent changing of fuel octane
*Based on DOE's latest test
The Department of Energy (DOE) recently held its 13th Fuel Economy Run in Clark, Pampanga. Numerous carmakers volunteered their units, with over 50 participating vehicles across different segments taking part in the test. The run covered the following route: Petron Service Station
A common problem
Hi Top Gear PH,Seeing the 10 pesos per liter promo of Phoenix because of their 10th anniversary surprised me and made me feel bad I did not make it. Though it made me think, ever since I have been fueling up
An age-old question
When it comes to the subject of fuel octane rating, many go by what their automotive mentor, either dear old kuya manong driver or tito na marunong sa kotse, tells them without really knowing or questioning why. It's one of the
Our tech guru weighs in
Hi Sir Ferman!I hope you have time to read my message. I'm an old-car owner. We have a first-gen Honda CR-V with Real Time AWD and manual transmission, which we love. However, this sucker just eats up
Is it time to panic?
For the most part, experienced drivers never run out of gas. The fuel gauge is one of the first things they take note of upon starting their vehicle, and anything under one bar-much less a lit warning light-is an immediate
Cleaner and more efficient
If you're a responsible car owner, then you should care about your car's condition and fuel economy. Hopefully, you're also concerned with how your car impacts the environment. With those things in mind, Petron has now launched Blaze 100
The times are changing
Remember when buying a car was simple? Yeah, neither can we. Today, prospective car shoppers-even younger, less-diligent ones-have to consider everything: from the vehicle's design and versatility, right down to the number of cupholders and USB ports it
Was the methodology reliable?
On May 27 this year, the Department of Energy partnered with Petron Corporation in conducting a fuel economy run featuring 22 car brands and 70 vehicle models. The stated purpose was to provide DOE with "a benchmark for fuel efficiency labeling, which
Which cars yielded the best efficiency?
Nearly a month ago, we reported that the Department of Energy was to conduct a fuel economy run--in partnership with Petron Corporation--in line with the government agency's plan to expand its Philippine Energy Standards and Labeling Program to
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