Date: Wed, 04.07.07 11:46
DW> millilitres for amounts less than a litre but more than a few drops.
Just as with m -- mm, cm, dm, m, hm (not common outside of the military) and
km -- we use what's most convenient -- ml, cl, dl, l, hl, hmmm... almost never
seen kl, there we go over to cubic m instead -- in order not to get too many
DW> And why is fuel consumption measured in "litres per hundred
Because on the fuel pump litres is the measurement displayed. But in Sweden
we use "liter per mil" where "mil" is a Swedish mile which is ten km.
Or do you mean why we use fuel consumption (i.e. the amount of fuel the
vehicle consumes over a certain distance) rather than the US way of how far you
get on a certain amount of fuel (mpg)?
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