The goal of the MILE21-LIFE project is to enable consumers to make informed decisions regarding the purchase of low emission and low fuel-consumption vehicles. It will collect robust large-scale data for monitoring the gap between official data obtained under test conditions, provided by vehicle manufacturers, and real-world fuel consumption and emissions figures.

Specifically, the project aims to:

  • Develop a consumer website on new vehicle fuel consumption and emissions.
  • Gather existing vehicle emissions data and develop a methodology for providing a first real-world estimate and informing decisions on whether to purchase.
  • Develop a mechanism for harmonising vehicle emissions data;
  • Develop a concept for carrying out on-road measurements using on-board measurement devices.
  • Develop a concept for regularly storing real-world fuel consumption data in the vehicle itself.
  • Develop a strategy for transferring the project outputs.
  • Monitor the impact of the planned communication activities; and
  • Develop a communication tool to promote the MILE21 platform.

The project contributes to the implementation of EU emission reduction commitments under UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol, the directive on the promotion of clean and energy efficient road transport vehicles, and the EU regulation that sets emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles.

Expected results:

  • A consumer website available in English, German and French that allows comparisons between vehicles to be made in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, as well as NOx and PM emissions (The information provided will also help greening public procurement);
  • A database of official key vehicle model characteristics, WLTP fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, real-world air pollutant emission levels [NOx and PM], of models currently available on the market, along with previous models;
  • A framework for the self-reporting of real-world fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
  • A model for harmonizing vehicle emission data; and
  • A mechanism for retrieving the data stored within the vehicle through the application of data loggers/OBD scanners and updating real-world fuel consumption information on the website.


  • Start Date: 01 September 2018 End Date: 31 December 202
  • Official website
  • Coordinating by ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Special Account of Research Funds) AUTH

The project MILE21 is co-funded by the LIFE Program of the European Union: agreement number LIFE17 GIC/GR/000128