Standard fuel consumption and adjustment factors in Russia
In Russia fuel consumption is calculated based on the rules set by the transportation ministry. A standard fuel consumption is set for each car. Here is a short example.
Car Usage 100 km Gas type
This usage for 100 KM is defined above. This usage is the adjusted by certain factors.
List of relevant adjustment factors for standard fule consumption in Russia by the Ministry of Transport
The winter period is defined in an appendix of the instructions of the transportation ministry. For each region the winter period is defined with a certain maximum percentage.
For Moscow e.g. the winter is defined as first November to 1 March, five month long and the maximum addition is 10%.
Standard fuel consumption adjustment in Russia for Elevation
There is an adjustment factor also for the elevation that car drives at.
Standard fuel consumption adjustment in Russia based on the Ministry of Transportation of Russia for driving in Cities
There is also an adjustment factor for where the car is driving. A difference between cities of different sizes and rual roads.
Age or KM of car how they impact the standard fuel consumption in Russia as set by the Ministry of Transport
For vehicles in use for more than five years or a total mileage of more than 100 thousand kilometers – up to 5%.; more than eight years of age or with a total mileage of more than 150 thous. km – up to 10%.
Extreme weather and impact on standard fuel consumption in Russia
When operating in extreme weather and difficult road conditions during the period of seasonal thaw, snow or sand drifts, heavy snowfall and black ice, floods, forest fires and other natural disasters to the roads I, II and III of the categories – up to 35% for road IV and V categories – up to 50%.
Air conditioning system usage and impact on standard fuel consumption as defined by the Ministry of Transport in Russia
When using the installation “climate control” (regardless of the season) when driving a car – up to 7%.
When using the air conditioner while driving – up to 7% (the use of this factor, together with the winter allowance, depending on the climatic regions are not allowed).
And the fun part of the standard fuel consumption rules by the Ministry of Transport in Russia
All the factors are defined as maximum adjustment. Thus comes the question if e.g. in December, a winter month it is plus degrees outside what to do. It is unclear if to count it still as winter month or not. And if so if it is a maximum percentage, maybe use e.g. only half the percentage range given.
And then when e.g. driving through a city on a longer trip, is it really serious to document these kilometer seperatly. With a higer factor?
The Avansovka automatic fuel tool can simplify the standard fuel consumption calculation according to the rules of the Ministry of Transport in Russia
The Avansovka App is being expanded by an automatic tool to do all the above automatically. The Avansovka fuel app allows to track the route, get automatically the distance, adjust all the parameters and then generate automatically the report. All simple, clean, easy and transparent. A first in Russia.