From the Forums: Are We Being Duped by MPGs?

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goldwave84 has an ax to grind:

I was paying close attention to the new VW concept coupe and something struck my mind. It gives an estimated 45mpg which looks good on paper but it comes with a petrol engine and an electric motor. Is the weight from the electric motor and the use of petrol actually reducing the mpgs? Car manufacturers seem to be throwing us more and more equipment such as airbags of all kinds and other technology that could dampen actual fuel economy.

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