DOE, Petron Corp. hold 2017 Fuel Economy Run in Pampanga

November 23, 2017

Last November 21, 2017, a huge group of people and cars from different brands converged in Angeles City, Clark, Pampanga. The reason being was the 13th edition of the Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Economy Run (DOE Eco Run).

In brief, the DOE Eco Run is a benchmarking activity that aims to set fuel efficiency ratings for new cars sold in the Philippines. This year’s edition went with the theme “E-Power Mo”, a theme that champions fuel efficiency, environment conservation, and the wise use of energy. This, in turn, helps car manufacturers and fuel giants like Petron Corporation to come up with more fuel efficient vehicles and cleaner fuel, respectively.

Aside from these, the DOE Eco Run is also the energy department’s way of conveying its message to the motoring public. Case in point, with the right choice of vehicle, responsible driving, and proper vehicle care, one can indeed save fuel and conserve energy.

The Run

The 2017 DOE Eco Run covered around 216 Km of road in Pampanga. It started off 12 midnight at the Petron Angeles City Clark service station. It traversed a huge stretch of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and a part of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), before making a U-turn and heading back to the starting point just minutes before sunrise.

The convoy consisted of a total of 52 vehicles from over 20 different car manufacturers. As the Run’s primary sponsor for 2 years now, Petron provided its XCS and TurboDiesel fuels for the convoy’s 26 gasoline- and 26 diesel-fed vehicles, respectively. Each vehicle was brimmed with a full tank of fuel and had 3 people onboard; a driver, a co-driver, and a media observer.

The Results

After a few intensive hours of calculations and technicalities, the results were finally brought out. The good news was that more than half of the vehicles in the convoy registered fuel efficiency ratings of over 20 Km per liter (Km/L).

Gasoline-powered vehicles:

  • Kia Picanto (29.23 Km/L)
  • Toyota Vios (25.88 Km/L)
  • Toyota Wigo (25.19 Km/L)
  • Suzuki Alto 800 (24.81 Km/L)
  • Honda City (23.91 Km/L)
  • Suzuki Swift (23.27 Km/L)
  • Mazda2 (22.81 Km/L)
  • Honda BR-V (22.22 Km/L)
  • Suzuki Vitara (20.57 Km/L)
  • Mazda CX5 (20.22 Km/L)
  • Peugeot 2008 (20.19 Km/L)
  • Kia Rio (19.02 Km/L)
  • Subaru XV (19.76 Km/L)
  • Hyundai Elantra (19.63 Km/L)
  • Subaru Impreza (19.58 Km/L)
  • Nissan Almera (19.13 Km/L)
  • Peugeot 5008 (18.54 Km/L)
  • Chevrolet Trax (17.98 Km/L)
  • Ford EcoSport (17.58 Km/L)
  • Peugeot 3008 Gas (16.84 Km/L)
  • BAIC Freedom (15.10 Km/L)
  • Mazda CX-9 (12.92 Km/L)
  • BAIC H6 1.8 (12.86 Km/L)
  • Chevrolet Spark (12.15 Km/L)
  • BAIC H6 1.5 (12.4 Km/L)
  • Hyundai Creta (11.52 Km/L)

Diesel-powered vehicles:

  • SsangYong Rodius (33.12 Km/L)
  • MINI Countryman D (30.64 Km/L)
  • Volkswagen Golf GTS (27.91 Km/L)
  • Hyundai Accent (27.80 Km/L)
  • Peugeot 3008 Diesel (25.39 Km/L)
  • Volkswagen Jetta (24.75 Km/L)
  • Honda CR-V (23.96 Km/L)
  • Mahindra Supro (22.52 Km/L)
  • SsangYong Tivoli (22.35 Km/L)
  • Toyota Innova (21.60 Km/L)
  • Volvo V90 Cross Country D4 (21.40 Km/L)
  • Volvo S90 D4 (21.13 Km/L)
  • Mitsubishi Montero Sport 6-speed MT (20.43 Km/L)
  • Suzuki Super Carry (19.19 Km/L)
  • Ford Everest 3.2 (17.62 Km/L)
  • Isuzu mu-X (18.23 Km/L)
  • Mitsubishi Strada (18.9 Km/L)
  • Nissan Navara (17.80 Km/L)
  • Mitsubishi Montero Sport 8-speed AT (17.40 Km/L)
  • Ford Ranger (17.19 Km/L)
  • Isuzu D-Max (16.33 Km/L)
  • Ford Everest 2.2 (14.86 Km/L)
  • Foton Toplander (14.25 Km/L)
  • BAIC H5 Bayanihan (13.89 Km/L)
  • Nissan Urvan (13.53 Km/L)
  • Hyundai Grand Starex Super Express (13.52 Km/L)

Guest vehicles:

  • BMW 318D diesel (23.88 Km/L)
  • BMW X1 diesel (26.94 Km/L)
  • Toyota Prius hybrid (26.13)

About the Author

Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.