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Just found this UK database for pickups/vans/4WD/commercial vehicle fuel economy and emissions.

http://www.vca.gov.uk/vandata/Default.aspx

http://www.vca.gov.uk/vandata/vehicles.aspx

Some of you "car/truck" folks might find the data interesting.

You might want to look at your favorite manufacturer's vehicles that are rated below 160 g/km CO2.

Between GM(Vauxhall) and Ford, they have 33 vehicles (potentially commercial) rated 38 or above mpg(US) combined cycle. And highway mpg is up to roughly 67 mpg(US).

Just remember to multiply mpg(Imperial) by 5/6 to convert to mpg(US).

Of course no US consumer or commercial enterprise would want to cut their annual fuel costs by reducing fuel consumption and/or emissions ... would they?

What do you think?

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Ford appears to have over 300 Transit configurations in the UK.

The gasoline versions seem to be in the 18~20 mpg(US) combined fuel economy range.

But, the diesels seem to range from 25 mpg(US) up to almost 40 mpg(US) combined cycle for the Connect version. Gross weights apparently range from about 2,200 kg to 3,500 kg (roughly 4800 to almost 8,000 pounds).

Many of these diesel Transits seem to provide in the range of 90 to 110 ton*miles per gallon (mass X mpg) fuel efficiency range. This is in the same range as the 2010 Prius at roughly 3,500 pounds with 50 mpg(US) combined average, 88~100 ton*mpg.

http://www.vca.gov.uk/vandata/vehicles.aspx

Based on these Transit weights and fuel economies alone ... it appears that "micro vehicles" are not the only way to improve fuel economy and/or reduce CO2 emission ... whether there is global warming ... or ... NOT.
 
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