PSA Peugeot Citroën and the NGO Transport & Environment have agreed to work together to measure real-world fuel economy figures as a first step by spring 2016, and pollutant levels including nitrogen oxides (NOx), as a second step, with Euro 6.2 passenger vehicles by spring 2017.
The procedure will measure real-world fuel economy for each of PSA’s main passenger vehicle models with tests on open public roads near Paris in real driving conditions, with segments to include urban, extra-urban and highway driving. It will also be included in PSA’s Quality processes. The process, its correct execution and the tests results’ measurement will be audited and validated by an internationally recognised independent third party. Discussions are underway with Bureau Veritas concerning the execution of this programme.
Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën, said: “This innovative initiative is a clear demonstration that a carmaker and independent NGOs can reach agreement for the benefit of customer information. This will also highlight the advanced technologies that PSA Peugeot Citroën is developing to contribute to fuel efficiency.”
Jos Dings, Director at T&E, said: “Real world measurements of CO2 emissions and fuel economy will help drivers choose the most efficient models benefiting consumers, public health and the environment. We are confident that the work we plan to undertake with PSA can generate transparent robust results that everyone can rely on.”