Why does the US use mpg
When it comes to doing things differently, the U.S. takes the cake. From soccer to inches and miles, it seems as though they have a different word and increment for anything and everything.
One of the most common examples of this is when it comes to determining a vehicle’s fuel economy. If you’ve ever wondered why does the US use mpg, you’re not alone. In Canada, and most of the rest of the world, we use a l/km measurement, which measures how many liters of fuel it takes to go 100 km. In this instance, the lower the liter measurement, the better the fuel economy.
In the United States, they use a miles-per-gallon measurement, which gives drivers the information of how many miles they can drive for each gallon of gas. In this case, again, the U.S. uses two unique forms of measure: a mile and a gallon. In terms of this measurement, the higher the mpg is, the better fuel economy the vehicle gets.
Even though these units of measure are very different and sometimes hard to understand, they give drivers some of the most sought-after information: how often and how much is it going to cost me to fill up my gas tank.
With the rising popularity of hybrid vehicles, drivers around the world are finding themselves filling up less frequently because of the structure of a hybrid vehicle. In addition, with the creation and release of electric vehicles, mpg and l/km measurements are getting better and better, with some vehicles taking 4L or 5L of fuel to travel 100km. In the U.S., this would equal to about 40 or 45 mpg.
Some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles out there are actually carried at Great West Chrysler, and include the Ram 1500 diesel and the and Dodge Dart.
For more information on fuel economy ratings, or any of our vehicles at Great West Chrysler, please feel free to stop by or call today! We’d love to chat with you about making the best decision in terms of your next vehicle.