PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
PSA Group (Paris:UG):
Following the official release of real-world fuel consumption figures for 30 Peugeot, Citroën and DS models in July 2016, the PSA Group, Transport & Environment (T&E), France Nature Environnement (FNE) and Bureau Veritas are fulfilling their commitments and publishing the test protocol, a reliable framework based on a robust scientific approach.
The protocol for measuring real-world fuel consumption defines the means (necessary equipment) and methods (measurement and processing) that should be systematically applied to calculate the average real-life fuel consumption of the average customer. The protocol breaks down into the following three steps:
- selecting and checking the vehicle
- driving the vehicle and performing the measurement
- processing the measurement results
The measurements should be taken when the car is being driven by a non-professional driver on public roads open to traffic and under real-life driving conditions, with normal use of air-conditioning systems, passenger and luggage loads and road gradients.
In addition to the results already published in July 2016, Peugeot and Citroën will release the real-world fuel consumption figures of another 10 models (including the new Peugeot 3008 and Citroën C3) on their website in time for the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
By the end of 2016, real-world fuel consumption figures for 50 models tested during the year will be published on the Peugeot, Citroën and DS website. At the same time, a simulator to enable customers to predict their vehicles' fuel consumption based on driving style and conditions will also be released online.
In 2017, the PSA Group, Transport & Environment, France Nature Environnement and Bureau Veritas will extend the same procedure to the measurement of real-world nitrous oxide emissions.
Gilles Le Borgne, Executive Vice President, Quality and Engineering, for the PSA Group, said: “This robust protocol is the result of unprecedented and successful cooperation between a manufacturer, NGOs and a certification organisation. It is now available for all to see and to use as inspiration to encourage greater customer transparency.”
Greg Archer, Clean Vehicles Director at Transport & Environment, said: “The real-world test developed with PSA Group provides full transparency towards customers and more representative information to drivers than the new laboratory test, helping them choose the most fuel-efficient cars. This scientific approach is robust, reproducible and reliable in measuring real carbon emissions. Thus, we urge the European Commission and all carmakers to use this test for regulatory and advertising purposes.”
About PSA Group
With sales and revenue of €54 billion in 2015, the PSA Group designs unique automotive experiences and delivers mobility solutions that provide freedom and enjoyment to customers around the world. The Group leverages the models from its three brands, Peugeot, Citroën and DS, as well as a wide array of mobility services including the Free2Move brand, to meet the evolving needs and expectations of automobile users. PSA is the European leader in terms of CO2 emissions, with average emissions of 104.4 grams of CO2 per kilometre in 2015, and an early innovator in the field of autonomous and connected cars, with 1.8 million such vehicles worldwide. It is also involved in financing activities through Banque PSA Finance and in automotive equipment via Faurecia. Find out more at groupe-psa.com/en.
About Transport & Environment (T&E)
Transport & Environment (T&E) is the only environmental organisation working at European-level to develop a more sustainable transport policy. Its work to clean up road transport includes promoting the development of vehicles that are more sustainable in terms of their impact on the environment and human health.
About France Nature Environment
France Nature Environment is the French federation of associations for the protection of nature and the environment. It provides a voice for 3,500 associations, grouped into 74 member organisations, present throughout the French territory in mainland France and overseas territories. France Nature Environment, wherever the nature needs us. www.fne.asso.fr
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services. It offers services and innovative solutions to ensure that clients' assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. The group has 67,000 employees in 1,400 offices and laboratories around the world.
For more information: www.bureauveritas.fr
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