EEV - Energy Efficient Vehicle
Energy Efficiency of vehicle -
efficiency is given as a ratio of distance travelled per
unit of fuel consumed. e.g. In Malaysia, is stated in kilometers
per liter (km/L) or Liter per 100km (L/100km). The lower the value (of
fuel in Liter), the more efficient (economical) a vehicle is, as it is less fuel it needs to travel a certain
distance (which is measured in Kilometers). - An Energy Efficient Vehicle is a vehiche that requires not more
than certain quantity of fuel (energy) to travel a certain distance.
In parts of Europe, the two standard measuring cycles for "liter/100 km" value
1) "urban" traffic with speeds up to 50 km/h from a cold start, and then 2) "extra
urban" travel at various speeds up to 120 km/h which follows the urban test.
A combined figure is also quoted showing the total fuel consumed in divided by the
total distance traveled in both tests. A reasonably modern European supermini and many mid-size cars, may manage
motorway travel at 5 L/100 km or 6.5 L/100 km in city traffic.
Whereas, typical North American mid-size car travels 11
L/100 km (21 mpg ) city, 9 L/100 km (27 mpg) highway;
a full-size SUV usually travels 18 L/100 km ( 13 mpg) city and 15
L/100 km (16 mpg) highway.
A 4 cylinder-engined light pickup can achieve 8 L/100 km (30
mpg), a V8 full-size pickup with extended cabin only achieve 18 L/100 km (13 mpg) city and 15 L/100 km (16 mpg)
highway. This comparison suggests that a 4-cylinder light pickup is more fuel efficient than a V8 full-size
Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles 2014
| Toyota Prius
|| 50 (4.7)
| Ford C-MAX
|| 43 (5.5)
| Honda CR-Z
|| 37 (6.3)
| Scion iQ
|| 37 (6.3)
| Ford Fiesta
|| 37 (6.3)
| BMW 328d
|| 35 (6.7)
L/100 km: liters per 100 kilometers, MPG: Miles per US gallon
| Fuel Consumption Conversion
|L/100 km = MPG:
||MPG = L/100 km:
4.0 = 58.805
4.5 = 52.271
5.0 = 47.044
5.5 = 42.767
6.0 = 39.203
6.5 = 36.188
7.0 = 33.603
7.5 = 31.363
8.0 = 29.403
8.5 = 27.673
9.0 = 26.136
9.5 = 24.760
|10.0 = 23.522
10.5 = 22.402
11.0 = 21.384
11.5 = 20.454
12.0 = 19.602
12.5 = 18.818
13.0 = 18.094
13.5 = 17.424
14.0 = 16.801
14.5 = 16.222
15.0 = 15.681
15.5 = 15.176
|15.5 = 15.176
16.0 = 14.701
17.5 = 13.441
18.0 = 13.068
19.0 = 12.380
20.0 = 11.761
21.0 = 11.201
22.0 = 10.692
23.0 = 10.227
24.0 = 9.801
25.0 = 9.409
26.0 = 9.047
|27.0 = 8.712
28.0 = 8.401
30.0 = 7.841
32.0 = 7.351
34.0 = 6.918
36.0 = 6.534
38.0 = 6.190
40.0 = 5.881
42.0 = 5.600
44.0 = 5.346
46.0 = 5.113
48.0 = 4.900
- Make EEV Affordable
Under the latest National Automotive Policy (NAP), would lead to lower fuel consumption and exhaust emissions in vehicles.
“However, it is important for the Government to ensure that EEVs are made affordable for more Malaysians, especially those vehicles below 1,800cc,”.
- Type of EEV
Higher the efficiency of a vehicle lesser the fuel require to drive from one location to the destinations. Lesser the fuel consumption means lesser emissions will be from the tailpipe.
Gases like Carbon dioxide (CO2) and Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from burning gasoline and diesel contribute signaficantly to global climate change.
Choosing the right Energy Efficient Vehicle not only saves you money but also helps to control the climate change by reducing your Carbon Footprint.
- Fuel Subsidy & EEV
In 2002, when crude oil price averaged at USD25.50 pb(per barrel), the total subsidy paid was only RM3.7 billions, of which fuel subsidy was probably RM2 billions.
In 2006, when oil price averaged at USD70 pb, the total subsidy paid was RM10 billions. Of this RM7.6 billions were captured by motor vehicle owners and operators.
The fuel subsidy in 2008 was estimated at RM45b versus the projected total development expenditure of RM40b.
- Pay more for RON95
Starting June next year, the purchase of RON95 petrol for those in the high-income bracket will be according to market prices, those in the low- and middle-income groups would continue to enjoy RON95 at subsidised prices.
- Where is that Fuel Subsidy
As of July 2014, the actual price of RON95 petrol was RM2.85 and diesel RM2.71. The flat rate subsidies of 75 sen per litre for RON95 and 71 sen per litre for diesel are extended to all private and commercial vehicles.
You earn an income, you pay income tax. That pays for the country’s services to you. You pay road tax to use the roads. You pay toll to use some other roads. You pay sales tax to pay for the government’s expenses. You pay excise tax some more ... For what?
So, remind me again, where is the “fuel subsidy by the government” that everyone is talking about?
- Surprising myths about saving fuel
Surprising myths about saving fuel
Myth #1: You have to drive a small car to get good fuel economy.
Advanced technologies like hybrid drivetrains, diesel engines, direct fuel injection, turbocharging, advanced transmissions, low rolling resistance tires and aerodynamic designs are allowing standard-sized vehicles to be very fuel efficient.
Myth #4: Vehicles need to warm up before being driven.
the quickest way to warm up a vehicle’s engine is to drive it.
- Hybrid Over a Diesel
Hybrids have an astounding amount of technology built into them. There are even affordable gas-electric hybrids that can be used for somewhat sporty driving nowadays.
While diesels rule the highway, gas-electric hybrids dominate urban landscapes. If you’re stuck in city traffic, each stop will trigger the regenerative braking, helping maintain charge in the battery.