[urq] RE : metric tools - not so dumb question?
laraa at sympatico.ca
Tue Dec 30 15:24:30 EST 2003
> All of the converting back and forth does make it confusing. I guess
> over there in England you are so happy that all of the measurements will
> be rationalized with the rest of Europe :^)
Being a Quebecer (French-Canadian), this is my territory (North-american
person speaking an european language).
Relation between MPG (in US gallons) and liters/100 km is very easy:
Just use my pre-calculated formulae:
235/mpg = L/100km
or the inverse (obviously): 235 (divided by) L/100km = MPG (US)
Example: 10 L/100km is 23.5 MPG (US)
For you Brits (and non-metric-yet fellow Canadians) just add 20% to the MPG
(US) figure and you'll get the MPG (imperial).
So, 10 L/100km is 28.2 MPG (imperial).
Amusing fact: when I was looking into the mileage (or kilometreage...)
numbers for the 2004 Volkswagen models, I found out many confusing facts:
- US EPA and Canadian EPA-equivalent (Transports-Canada) don't use the same
standards for their calculations.
- www.VW.ca in English used to convert US-EPA figures to metric units
- www.VW.ca in French used to convert Transport-Canada figures to Imperial
gallon MPG units.
- www.VW.com for USA showed EPA US-gallon figures.
Result? All 3 sites were showing different numbers, all true!
Babel tower you said?
Louis-Alain "Lead-foot" Richard
not able to better 13L/100km (18 MPG-US, 22 MPG-Imperial), no matter the
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