Mitsubishi USA Claim Fuel Numbers are Correct

Posted by: Xavier Kwan onApril 29th, 2016

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Mitsubishi Japan is in a lot of trouble having recently been raided by officials on allegations of producing fraudulent fuel economy data. This had Mitsubishi USA and the Environmental Protection Agency on high alert with the EPA immediately launching an investigation. Mitsubishi USA also immediately reacted and conducted an internal audit on their vehicles dating back to 2013. According to the automaker, many of the models they produced between 2013 t0 2017 have accurate fuel economy readings.

Mitsubishi Japan has admitted now to authorities and to the public that they flubbed fuel economy data in their mini cars sold in Japan. They were able to do so because of different laws and standards around Road Load Coefficient testing. The EPA in the US has 1 set of standards that is used for Road Load Coefficient testing and Mitsubishi USA adhered strictly to those standards. As a result, the US based company is now trying to distance itself from news coming out of the Japanese company.



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