# litre per 100 kilometres

##### Unit whose name includes an SI unit and a non-SI unit accepted for use with SI
Name Symbol Quantity Value in SI units
litre per 100 kilometres L/100 km fuel consumption 1 dm3/100 km
1 m3/108 m

### Definition

The litre per 100 kilometres, symbol L/100 km, is a non-SI unit of fuel consumption, accepted for use with the SI.

A vehicle that consumes one litre of fuel to travel a distance of 100 kilometres has a fuel consumption of one litre per 100 kilometres.

The fuel economy of a vehicle relates distance travelled and the amount of fuel consumed.

For a vehicle travelling at an average speed of 100 km/h, the fuel consumption rate, in litres per hour, will be equal to the fuel comsumption in litres per 100 kilometres.