Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has written to his colleague the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport, on behalf of a constituent to request that fuel economy advertising is displayed in miles per litre, not miles per gallon.
Mike was recently contacted by a constituent who highlighted to him that the current advertising makes it difficult to clearly understand the true costs of running a car as fuel is sold in litres, yet fuel economy figures are given in gallons.
In an effort to make things clearer for consumers, Mike has written to the Secretary of State for Transport for his thoughts on changing the way that figures are advertised by the motoring industry.
Commenting, Mike said: “I very much agreed with my constituent that fuel economy advertising is hard to put into perspective and that it would be much more helpful if it was displayed in miles per litre. While it is obviously possible to convert the figures, it seems needlessly complicated and stops people properly understanding the fuel efficiency of cars.”