Fleet & Plant Management

"Real world" fuel consumption/economy vs testing environments

  • 1.  "Real world" fuel consumption/economy vs testing environments

    Posted 22 December 2016 22:51

    Hi all,

    I'm going to be reviewing our plant selection criteria/weighting in the new year.

    Ideally I'd like to allow some weighting that evaluates environmental impact/carbon footprint/fuel consumption. Given the recent developments which speak towards the rather large difference between controlled testing environments and "real world" figures I was wondering if as a community we could start a dialogue regarding this matter. Perhaps an exercise similar to the brilliant endeavour of Alan Holland re the utilisation benchmarking where we compare actual fuel economy versus both controlled testing and figures given by the manufacturers? One of many articles linked below.


    I look forward to your thoughts.

    Merry Xmas & Happy New Year


    Daniel Hutton
    City of Karratha

  • 2.  RE: "Real world" fuel consumption/economy vs testing environments

    Posted 02 January 2017 18:13

    Hi Dan -  Interesting issue that is also getting the attention of the ACCC. They have recently released an issues paper on the new car retailing industry and have included fuel consumption and emissions in the terms of reference. More detail here: ACCC releases issues paper for new car retailing industry market study

    Have a great new year!


    Rob Wilson
    Manager IPWEA FLEET
    Melbourne Australia