In America we say the fuel economy of car in miles/gallon. I know in k countries people use liters/100 km. Some countries use km/liter.

My question is: Which format is used in Mexico, Colombia, and India, L/100 km or km/L?

  • Got answer about Mexico. How about India?
    – Tony
    Mar 24, 2016 at 0:22
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    Is there an end goal related to travel for your question?
    – user13044
    Mar 24, 2016 at 2:33
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    Hi and welcome. I fail to see the travel aspect of this question. Are you planning a road trip across these countries? Or are you just planning to buy a car there?
    – JoErNanO
    Mar 24, 2016 at 6:18
  • A calculator or google can quickly convert one to another. If any of the conversion pairs involves gallons, make sure you are using the correct type of gallons (US gallons are considerably smaller than Imperial gallons). Mar 25, 2016 at 21:23

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A quick look at some Mexican auto dealers' web sites shows them using km/L. Examples: 1 2

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    There's not much difference between a litre and a Litre... Mar 23, 2016 at 23:18
  • So I can say 10 km/L or 10 km/l. Both are correct?
    – Tony
    Mar 23, 2016 at 23:24
  • @Tony Yes, L and l both mean litre. Mar 23, 2016 at 23:27
  • It is km/l in India as well. Source: I'm an Indian :)
    – Prashanth
    Mar 24, 2016 at 4:31
  • @MichaelHampton Abbreviations for physical units and SI prefixes are indeed case sensitive. mg, Mg, mG and MG are four different things. Mar 24, 2016 at 11:59

In Colombia Km/US Gallon is used.

Source: http://www.carroya.com/contenido/clasificar/Chicas_famosos/top_carroya/20111/ARTICULO-WEB-PTL_NOTA-9968965.html (in spanish).


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