Fuel > Advanced Specifications
In this form the user has to provide data the Advanced Fuel Quality Specifications and choose between four fuel types: 1996 (Base Fuel), 2000 (Stage 2000) and 2005 (Stage 2005), 2009 (Stage 2009) from the Fuel Year drop-down list. The default value is 1996. If this option is selected then all vehicles are assumed to operate on a conventional – Base – fuel (corresponding to 1996 EU15 market average). The introduction of improved Stage 2000, Stage 2005, and Stage 2009 fuel types will have a positive effect not only on the corresponding vehicle technologies to be launched in 2000 and 2005 respectively but also to older vehicle technologies.