Answer: First, the vehicle is “run in” for about 6000 km and then given tests that simulate city and highway driving. The city-driving test is based on a 12-km drive of 22 minutes with 16 complete stops. The average speed of the test is 32 km/h, which includes time spent stopping. The highway-driving test is based on a 16-km trip of 12 minutes with no stops. The average speed of this test is 77 km/h on a clear summer day. Source: Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada. Note that the actual tests are simulations of the above driving pattern that are done in a laboratory.
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