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On my Canadian Ram, I can change my EVIC from metric to Imp. display.
I assume that it is reading mpg in Imperial gallons. Does anyone know for sure?
There is lots of posts on here about gas mileage.It would be nice to know for true comparisons as a gallon in Canada is about 10% larger than a U.S. gal.

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It wont be in Imperial gallons. The metric gallon is not a common form of measurement in industry due to the confusion between the two. Standard practive to to use Litres or U.S. Gallons.
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Itwont be in Imperial gallons. The metric gallon is not a common form of measurement in industry due to the confusion between the two. Standard practive to to use Litres or U.S. Gallons.
I'm a little confused. I've never heard of a metric gallon.
I'm only aware of an Imperial gallon (4.55 litres) or a US gallon (3.8 litres).

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It wont be in Imperial gallons. The metric gallon is not a common form of measurement in industry due to the confusion between the two. Standard practive to to use Litres or U.S. Gallons.
I am not quite sure what you are saying? Since the Uk went metric I think the imperial gal is obsolete.

What is a metric gallon?

I would think for this forum that litre to US gallon is the comparison.

On a Canadian truck is there a conversion table on the Evic ?

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Sorry, before I confuse anyone else; I grew up with a slightly different system that's not in use anymore: to me a metric gallon was 4 liters (it was how they measured milk in Zimbabwe); and I've always equated the U.S. with the imperial system. You are correct, the imperial gallon is 4.55L and the SAE or U.S. gallon is 3.78L. This is why I hated conversions in engineering!

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The only time you'd see Imperial gallons is if you're in Europe/U.K.
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Sorry, before I confuse anyone else; I grew up with a slightly different system that's not in use anymore: to me a metric gallon was 4 liters (it was how they measured milk in Zimbabwe); and I've always equated the U.S. with the imperial system. You are correct, the imperial gallon is 4.55L and the SAE or U.S. gallon is 3.78L. This is why I hated conversions in engineering!

I have edited so as not to confuse anyone new looking at this thread.

The only time you'd see Imperial gallons is if you're in Europe/U.K.

Looking at your age it must have been Mugabe short changing you all
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Dad started a platinum mine over there, very rich, full smelter/refinery on-site... Mugabe tells all the foreign management to train locals then get out... company closes the mine and puts the 5000 employees out of work. Friends lost their farms after having them in the famly for 200yrs, and pushed the 400 families that worked the land off so 85 families could divide the land.
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I'm old enough to remember the days before the metric system in Canada.I still think of gas mileage in terms of mpg. It's easier to grasp for me than litres/100km.
That's why I think Imp miles per gal.
The window sticker on my truck gives the mileage rating both ways, mpg and l/100km.

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I just checked on the Transport Canada website. They provide the mileage ratings for vehicles in Canada,just as EPA does in the US.
They say the Canadian ratings are in miles per Imperial gallons.(1 Imp gallon=1.2 US gal). So I would assume the EVIC is set up in Imp gal here in Canada.


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The Canadian models are imperial gallons, the American models are in US gallons. It's also one of the reasons our EPA rating is higher - due to the larger gallon.

This is one of the reasons there are two distinct models - one for each market.

Some other reasons are speedo, odometer, drl, fuel ratings, front bumper crash ratings (this one may now be equal, but it used to be Canada had a higher requirement).
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