PSA Peugeot Citroen, in collaboration with NGO Transport & Environment, has decided to provide real-world fuel economy data and emission levels.
It seems the emission scandal caused by Volkswagen has some positive effects after all. It has to be this way, otherwise all the hassle would be in vain. The world has finally found out, if it did not know it already, that real emission nitrogen oxides emitted by cars are way higher than the levels achieved in laboratory tests and they do not mean anything for an already suffocating environment. And the same story goes for the fuel data provided by the automakers.
As regards to all these, PSA Peugeot Citroen and the NGO Transport & Environment have agreed to work together to measure and publicize real-world fuel economy figures as a first step by spring 2016, and emission levels including nitrogen oxides 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 models with tests on open public roads near Paris in real driving conditions, with segments to include urban, extra-urban and highway driving.
The process, its correct execution and the tests results’ measurement will be audited and validated by an internationally recognized independent third party. Discussions are underway with Bureau Veritas concerning the execution of this program. “This innovative initiative is a clear demonstration that a carmaker and independent NGOs can reach agreement for the benefit of customer information,” Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën, 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”, Jos Dings, Director at T&E, also added.