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Why MPG is so off on cars

 
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They give the average over the car manufacturers models, and accel at only 3.3 mph over 18 sec.

http://www.chron.com/cars/article/Why-is-the-EPA-so-bad-at-estimating-hybrid-fuel-4483222.php?cmpid=hpfsln
 
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It's the same with Energy Star. What you read on the tag may have absolutely nothing to do with the model you're buying. Like it's so difficult to connect a usage meter to an appliance...
 
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Allan Babb wrote:It's the same with Energy Star. What you read on the tag may have absolutely nothing to do with the model you're buying. Like it's so difficult to connect a usage meter to an appliance...


that's not the hard part.

But do you do it on an appliance in Alaska or Florida?
 
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Abe Connally wrote:

Allan Babb wrote:It's the same with Energy Star. What you read on the tag may have absolutely nothing to do with the model you're buying. Like it's so difficult to connect a usage meter to an appliance...


that's not the hard part.

But do you do it on an appliance in Alaska or Florida?



Or somewhere in the middle. I'm not sure what temps people keep up north, but mid to high 70's sounds about right for us southern folk, inside the house at least. Though cooler is better for most electrical devices.
 
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