Quezon City, Philippines – The government of the Philippines is conducting a series of fuel economy runs to obtain data on actual fuel consumption based on real-world driving conditions employing fuel efficiency measures and techniques.

The economy runs have been conducted by the Department of Energy since 2002, with the goal of promoting fuel economy consciousness and consumer empowerment.

A new test on November 27, called the First DOE E10 Economy Run, will study the latest models fueled by an E10 blend of ethanol and 93-octane gasoline, and compare them with gasoline-only entries of the previous runs. The eco run route covers a total of 312 km.

The objectives include demonstrating the important role the driver plays in achieving substantial reduction in fuel consumption and maintenance cost, providing information on the new fuel economy rating performance of different brands of vehicles, and comparative analysis with data obtained from the previous fuel economy runs.

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