Since 2005, Petron Corporation has tested its fuels in real world driving conditions to validate laboratory findings. This has resulted in fuel innovations that match the requirements of Filipino motorists, for all types of vehicles, on all types of terrain.
Petron's latest gasoline, the Blaze 100 Euro 6, has also been issued certifications for passing the most stringent fuel technology and emissions tests. In order to test it out on the real world, Petron has partnered up with Honda to deploy test teams. The teams would test two different driving modes —hypermiling mode to test fuel efficiency, and normal mode to test the overall driving experience.
The six-day run saw the test teams driving up to Ilocos Norte and then all the way down to Sorsogon, before returning to Metro Manila. For the hypermilers, the challenge was to see how far they could go on one full tank of Petron Blaze 100 Euro 6. In normal mode, the cars were heavily loaded with luggage and equipment. Drivers were then asked to drive as they saw fit depending on terrain and traffic conditions.
Driving a Honda City 1.5 E CVT, the hypermiling team of Raymund Dimapilis and Enrico Mabunay were able to travel an impressive 33.69 kilometers for every liter. Meanwhile, another Honda City 1.5 E CVT, driven by hypermilers James Benjamin Gaston and John Abraham Zayco achieved 33.19-km/L.
Meanwhile, Antonio Siddayao and Lester Constantino, on-board a Honda CR-v 2.0 AT were testing in normal driving mode. Driving through the varying terrains and traffic conditions in southern Luzon until the finish in Naga, driver logs showed that the team used about 185-liters on 2,367-kilometers.
Petron guarantees motorists who use Blaze 100 Euro 6 will give them improved fuel efficiency, better engine performance, and reduced harmful emissions.