Benchmarking low CO2 technologies

The Ricardo EconoMark service focuses on benchmarking the latest low CO2 passenger cars featuring and state-of-the-art powertrain technologies. Our technical specialists have carried out a series of in-depth, benchmarking assessments of the fuel economy, CO2 and regulated exhaust emissions and performance of passenger car products that are considered representative of the current technological state-of-the-art. 

EconoMark benchmarking data is based on three key elements:

Vehicle testing
Typically, vehicle testing of emissions and fuel economy will be carried out together with performance and coast-down evaluation. 

  • Emissions & fuel economy
  • Performance

Engine testing
Engine testing will include detailed mapping, performance testing and friction breakdown assessment. 

  • Detailed engine mapping
  • Friction breakdown
  • Performance

Engine design benchmark
A full engine tear-down will then be as the basis of a thorough design evaluation.

  • Materials
  • Manufacture
  • Identification of key innovations

Each vehicle studied by the EconoMark consortium is the subject of a detailed report outlining the results of the benchmarking process.

Benefits of Economark

  • Support your low CO2 technology roadmap, product development strategy & prioritisation
  • Full flexibility and only buy benchmarking data for the application you’re actually interested in
  • Save on your benchmarking expenditure
  • Enrich your database with static and dynamic benchmarking data from best-in-class fuel efficient applications
  • A dedicated focus on CO2 reduction approaches
  • A flexible scope of work
  • No consortium membership fees or long term commitment

Latest reports available

Toyota HiLux 2.4L D4-D 110kW – EU6, 187 g/kmCO2

Toyota HiLux 2.4L D4-D 110kW – EU6, 187 g/kmCO2

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BMW Mini Cooper D 1.5-litre B37 3-Cylinder Diesel

BMW Mini Cooper D 1.5-litre B37 3-Cylinder Diesel

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