Groupe PSA certifies all passenger cars under the WLTP lab test

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All Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall passenger cars are now approved under the new laboratory test procedure WLTP reflecting more realistic fuel consumption. The inclusion of selective catalytic reduction and gasoline particulate filters has ensured the company’s line-up is prepared for tightening regulations.

Gilles Le Borgne, executive VP for quality and engineering at Groupe PSA, said, “Our technological choices to treat pollutant emissions, such as SCR for all diesel engines launched in 2013 and more recently the GPF for gasoline engines with direct injection, allow us to offer to our customers, compliant and environmentally friendly vehicles; and to keep our leadership on reducing emissions.”

The next step is to prepare for the Euro 6.d-Temp standard, which will apply from September 2019. This will also consider the pollutant emissions (NOx, PN) measured in real-world driving conditions on open roads.

Since 2015, Groupe PSA has publicly supported the implementation of the WLTP procedure. In addition, since 2016, Groupe PSA has shown transparency by publishing on Peugeot, Citroën and DS website, the fuel consumption data of more than 1,000 models in real driving conditions and later on NOX and PN emissions data.

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