MANILA — The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Economy Run 2017 takes place in Clark, Pampanga on November 20-21.
In cooperation with Petron Corporation, the annual event under the DOE’s E-Power Mo campaign is part of the department’s mandate of informing the public on the fuel efficiency of vehicles in the market.
Since 2002, the Fuel Economy Run has been a platform for the DOE and motorists to determine the fuel consumption rating of brand-new vehicles based on actual highway driving conditions.
Running on its 13th year, the event is open to most types of vehicles from sedans to sport/utility vehicles (SUV), multi-purpose vehicles (MPV), and pickup trucks from different manufacturers.
Entries are divided into two main categories — gasoline and diesel-powered.
Each vehicle will be run by a crew consisting of a driver, navigator, and an auditor, who ensures that the performance and settings of the vehicle throughout the entire run are according to the activity’s guidelines.
With the starting line or flag-off point set at the Petron Service Station in Clark, the vehicles and their crew will make their way through the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Exchange (SCTEX) and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Exchange (TPLEX) Binalonan, where they make a U-turn going back to Clark, covering a total distance of 216.6 kilometers.
Fuel economy rating for each vehicle will be recorded as kilometers-per-liter and results will be announced immediately after the event.
Each year, the Fuel Economy Run gains a bigger following, that automotive companies realize the positive impact fuel efficiency on their vehicles and how consumers start to consider this as one of the main criteria in vehicle selection.