Petron and DOE Eco run 2017 results and happenings

Petron and DOE partners up for the 2nd year of the Petron and DOE ecorun this 2017.

The run started again in Petron Clark and ended in the same location, running  on a 216-kilometer route on the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), the run is part of the Philippine Energy Standards and Labeling Program (PESLP), which has now expanded its coverage to light duty motor vehicles. This also strengthens the DOE’s energy efficiency and conservation e-power mo program.

A total of 52 vehicles joined the 2017 run, coming from various car manufacturers and distributors in the Philippines with 2 categories.. Gas and Diesel. All Vehicles were topped up with Petron Turbo Diesel and Petron XCS for the run.

Here are the results:

2 diesel-powered vehicles, the Ssangyong Rodius and the Mini Countryman, obtained fuel efficiency ratings (FER) above 30-km/L.

Powered by Petron Turbo Diesel Euro 4, 50% of the diesel vehicles achieved outstanding FERs over 20-km/L. The best performers in the diesel category include:

Ssangyong Rodius 2.0 AT (33.12-km/L)

Mini Countryman 2.0 AT (30.64-km/L)

Volkswagen Golf GTS 2.0 AT (27.91-km/L)

Hyundai Accent 1.6 AT (27.80-km/L)

Peugeot 3008 2.0 AT (25.39-km/L)

Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 AT (24.75-km/L)

Honda CR-V 1.6 AT (23,96-km/L)

Mahindra Supro 1.0 MT (22.52-km/L)

Ssangyong Tivoli XLV 1.6 AT (22.35-km/L)

Toyota Innova 2.8 AT (21.60-km/L)

Volvo V90 Cross Country D4 2.0 AT (21.40-km/L)

Volvo S90 D4 2.0 AT (21.13-km/L);

Mitsubishi Montero Sports 2.5 MT (20.43-km/L).

Results for the gasline fed vehicles:

The gasoline-fed vehicles running on Petron XCS Euro 4 also obtained excellent FERs, with the Kia Picanto 1.3 AT topping the list at 29.23-km/L.

Other topnotchers include:

Toyota Vios 1.5 AT (25.88-km/L)

Toyota Wigo 1.0 AT (25.19-km/L)

Suzuki Alto 800cc MT (24.81-km/L)

Honda City 1.5 AT (23.91-km/L)

Suzuki Swift 1.2 MT (23.27-km/L)

Mazda 2 1.5 AT (22.82-km/L)

Honda BR-V 1.5 AT (22.22-km/L)

Suzuki Vitara 1.6 AT (20.57-km/L)

Mazda CX5 2.0 AT (20.22-km/L)

Peugeot 2008 1.2 AT (20.19-km/L).

2 man teams rode each vehicle that participated in the Eco Run 2017 along with an independent media observer to ensure that DOE guidelines were followed.

The participating car companies included Asianbrands Motors Corporation (Mahindra), Automobile Central Enterprise Inc. (Volkswagen), Bayan Automotive Industries Corporation (BAIC), Berjaya Auto Philippines (Mazda), British United Automobiles Inc., Columbian Autocar Corporation (Kia), Eurobrands Distributor Inc. (Peugeot), Ford Group Philippines, Honda Cars Philippines Inc., Hyundai Asia Resources Inc., Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation, Motor Image Pilipinas Inc. (Subaru), Nissan Philippines Inc., Ssangyong Berjaya Motor Philippines, Suzuki Philippines Inc., The Covenant Car Company Inc. (Chevrolet), Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation, United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (Foton), and Volvo Philippines.

BMW Philippines also fielded two guest vehicles which showed excellent results. The BMW 318D had a FER of 26.94 km/L and the BMW X1 reached 23.88 kilometer per liter. Both vehicles were powered by Petron Turbo Diesel Euro 4.

“We want to inform our consumers that fuel efficiency should be part of their criteria in making a decision aside from the brand, color and other operating features,” Fuentebella added.

Petron, meanwhile, renewed its commitment of support for the government’s energy conservation efforts. According to Petron General Manager Lubin Nepomuceno, “Through our strong partnership with DOE, particularly in the DOE Fuel Eco Run, Petron hopes to provide Filipino motorists with realistic and comparable fuel efficiency ratings that can help them make informed decisions not only for their vehicle purchases, but also in their long-term operating and maintenance expenses.”


Ron is a happily married man for more than 10 years, the father of 3 boys. Loves to write about places that he visits. And works in the BPO industry.