Real-world fuel consumption data released for core PSA models

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The PSA Group is publishing the results of real-world fuel consumption tests for 30 of its core models. This data has been obtained through a test procedure established with two non-governmental organizations – Transport & Environment (T&E) and France Nature Environment (FNE) – and has been audited by Bureau Veritas.

Based on the European Union’s RDE project, the procedure measures fuel consumption by means of a portable emissions measurement system installed on the vehicle. Bureau Veritas, an independent and internationally respected body, guarantees the procedure, ensuring that it is conducted in line with specifications and that the results are reliable.

The measurements were made on public roads open to traffic (25km/15.5 miles urban; 39km/24.2 miles rural; and 31km/19.2 miles motorway) and under real-life driving conditions, notably with passenger and luggage loads, road gradients, and the use of air-conditioning systems.

The measurements are comparable to those made by PSA customers (obtained from independent customer surveys). They show that the procedure designed with T&E and FNE is scientifically robust, reproducible and representative of a typical driver.

July 12, 2016

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