Transportation / Mobility

July 31, 2011


'Prius', 'Move' Top the Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Cars List of 2010

Keywords: Government Manufacturing industry Transportation / Mobility 

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism released on March 31, 2011, the "Ten Most Fuel Efficient Cars in 2010." The Toyota Prius was ranked the highest in the small- to medium-sized vehicle category for fifth year in a row, with the Daihatsu Move topping the mini vehicle category. Fuel efficiencies are 38.0 kilometers per liter for Prius and 27.0 kilometers per liter for Move under the 10-15 mode test, which all vehicles with the type designation had undergone.

The top four in the small- to medium-sized vehicle category were all hybrid cars. Excluding cars with manual transmission and all hybrid cars, Toyota Vitz achieved the highest fuel efficiency of 26.5 kilometers per liter.

The ministry releases every year the 10 most fuel efficient cars with the aim of raising awareness of energy saving among car owners and also promoting the development and spread of fuel-efficient vehicles. The ministry, using the "Guidelines about the Assessment and Announcement of the Fuel Efficiency Performance of Automobiles," evaluates the fuel efficiency performance of automobiles with its release in the form of the automobile fuel efficiency list.

The list shows that the average fuel efficiency figure under 10-15 mode for all gasoline vehicles has improved from 12.3 kilometers per liter in 1993 to 17.8 kilometers per liter in 2009.

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Posted: 2011/07/31 06:00:15 AM