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Old 07-05-2011, 09:48 AM   #11
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While we're talking UK issues, we realize we've been showing distance in the Fuel Log as miles for the UK view. Is that right? Shouldn't we be showing the distance in kilometers? What's your preference?
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:17 PM   #12
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No, it should be miles - we use miles for distance (and cars have miles on the ODO). However, we buy fuel in litres, so need to input in miles and litres. I believe that is why you have specific UK settings, as opposed to metric.

We've only ever been partially integrated with the rest of Europe. The reason for fuel being sold in litres is due to there being European legislation affecting the sale of goods requiring metric measures (with special dispensation for pints of beer/cider/milk). As far as I am aware, no-one sells anything in miles....

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1...ulation/4/made
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:23 PM   #13
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Also, the details on http://www.fuelly.com/faq/17/switch-to-metric are incorrect. It currently states:

When you switch to UK, you'll view fuel volume in Litres, distance in kilometers, and fuel economy in UK MPG (Miles/Imperial Gallon).

This should read:

When you switch to UK, you'll view fuel volume in Litres, distance in miles, and fuel economy in UK MPG (Miles/Imperial Gallon).

This is what the site currently does.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:59 PM   #14
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good catch, I updated the FAQ entry. Thanks for the extra info.
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