The Petrol CUEDC was developed to be representative of “real world” Australian urban driving. It includes four segments—residential, arterial, freeway and congested.
A “Short Petrol CUEDC” (SPC240) was also developed, which attempts to represent the driving modes of the complete Petrol CUEDC in a shorter and potentially easier to perform test. The cycle was formulated based on the last 2 minutes of the arterial phase and the first 2 minutes of the freeway phase of the Petrol CUEDC (in an approach similar to that used in the formulation of the IM240 from the FTP75).
Selected characteristics of the two cycles are compared in the following table.
|% 1-24 km/h||13.9%||10.8%|
|% 25-40 km/h||14.6%||6.7%|
|% 41-65 km/h||28.2%||51.3%|
|% over 65 km/h||22.3%||18.8%|