The PSA Group has published real-world fuel consumption figures for effectively more than 1,000 Peugeot, Citroen and DS models.
Measurements for 58 PSA Group models have been recorded by the manufacturer over the past year, in a bid to gain a more accurate idea of how much fuel their cars use when driven in real-world conditions.
From this data, PSA has been able to estimate consumption figures for over 1,000 variants of Peugeot, Citroen and DS vehicles, covering every available combination of engine, gearbox, body type, trim level and tyre size.
Readings were taken for the 58 models on public roads – 23km on urban roads, 40km on the open road and 30km on motorways – under real driving conditions with air conditioning, luggage and passengers, hilly terrain, etc.
Therefore, the data could be considered to be closer to what actual owners could expect from their cars, due to the laboratory-like environment cars are tested in for the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) official fuel consumption figures.
Figures relating to NOx emissions will be published in the summer too, the PSA Group adds.
Greg Archer, director of clean vehicles at Transport & Environment – which helped formulate the test protocol, said that measuring real CO2 emissions during on-road tests was a “reliable, representative and reproducible” approach.
He praised the PSA Group for its transparency and openness and for recognising the consumer demand for robust real-world information.
Natalie Brinkley, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, added: “We hope that many more car makers take it upon themselves to step away from behind the often-unrealistic fuel economy figures spouted about and demonstrate what their vehicles are really capable of.”
Posted on 10th March 2017
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