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DOE issues vehicle fuel efficiency ratings

The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) has issued fuel efficiency ratings for vehicles which participated recently in the 280-km fuel economy run organised by the agency in conjunction with Petron Corp.

The certificates were issued to 22 car brands during a presentation ceremony at the Makati Diamond Residences over the weekend.

Out of the 38 gasoline-powered vehicles which participated in the fuel economy run, 27 or 71% produced fuel efficiency ratings above 20 kilometres per liter (km/l), using Petron XCS gasoline (95-RON). In the diesel category, 21 out of 32 or 66% of the vehicles achieved fuel efficiency ratings above 20 km/l, using Petron Turbo Diesel.

The best performers in the gasoline category and the diesel category were a Suzuki Celerio with 29.14 km/l and an Isuzu D-Max with 38.46 km/l, respectively.

These fuel efficiency ratings serve to expand the Philippine Energy Standards and Labeling Program (PESLP) of the DOE.

The car companies that received fuel efficiency ratings included: Asian Brands Motors Corporation (Mahindra), Automobile Central Enterprise Inc. (Volkswagen), Bayan Automotive Industries Corporation (BAIC), Berjaya Auto Philippines (Mazda), British United Automobiles Inc., Columbian Autocar Corporation (Kia), Eurobrands Distributor Inc. (Peugeot), Ford Group Philippines, Foton Motor Philippines Inc., Honda Cars Philippines Inc., Hyundai Asia Resources Inc., Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation, Motor Image Pilipinas Inc. (Subaru), Nissan Philippines Inc., PGA Cars Inc. (Audi/ Porsche), Pilipinas Taj Autogroup Inc. (Tata Motors), Suzuki Philippines Inc., The Covenant Car Company Inc. (Chevrolet), Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation and Volvo Philippines.