CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Energy, through its Energy Utilization Management Bureau, recognized recently partner vehicle manufactures that contributed to the success of the Euro 4 Fuel Eco Run 2016.

Sponsored by Petron Corporation, the May 27 run covered a distance of 280 kilometers from the Petron Service Station inside Clark Freeport to Urdaneta, Pangasinan via the Subic-Clark-Tarlac and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressways.

Energy Undersecretary Donata Marcos said that the eco-run aims to promote fuel economy consciousness and consumer empowerment by obtaining initial data on fuel economy ratings of passenger cars and commercial vehicles employing energy efficiency measures and techniques,".

"As we continue to promote judicious utilization of energy by increasing public consciousness on energy efficiency, the results of this run is expected to show consumers the importance of fuel economy rating aside from other factors such as performance, quilty and safety when buyin a vehicle." Marcos added.

DOE earlier issued a directive that by January 1, 2016, all gasoline and diesel products in the country must be Euro 4 compliant as set by United Nations.

"This kind of fuel has a significant lower sulfur content of 50 parts per million (ppm) compared to current national standard of 550 ppm," Marcos explained.

Petron has invested $2 billion for the Bataan Refinery Master Plan 2 (RMP-2) where Euro 4 fuels are locally made. It was completed in 2014.

The top 5 diesel powered-vehicles that garnered the best fuel economy ratings during the run were Isuzu D-Max LS 4x2 with 38.46, Hyundai Accent Sedan-29.41, Peugeot 301-29.35, AUDI A3 2.0 TDI-28.46, and Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI-28.08.

Moreover, the top 5 gasoline powered-vehicles were Suzuki Celerio CVT-29.14, Honda Jazz 1.5 VX CVT-28.60, Suzuki Ciaz GL MT-27.94, Hyundai Elantra-27.83, and Suzuki Celerio MT-27.70

Ian Ocampo Flora (Saturday, June 18, 2016). DOE cites partnerts in Euro 4 Fuel Eco Run 2016. Sunstar.Pampanga. Retreived from http://www.sunstar.com.ph/pampanga/local-news/2016/06/18/doe-cites-partners-euro-4-fuel-eco-run-2016-480224

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