Webinar organised by T&E and DUH to give an overview of the real world fuel consumption and CO2 emission gap and look at how OBFCMs can be used to close it.
Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles are skyrocketing in Europe, but tests on the newest models confirm they pollute the climate far more than carmakers claim – even when starting with a full battery.
“It should be made clear to consumers that fuel consumption declared values derive from laboratory tests and that there is always a gap of at least 20% with consumption values registered in real driving conditions.”
A modern car now consumes on average 39% more fuel than specified by the manufacturer
The actual fuel consumption of new passenger car models increasingly differs from the official specifications of the manufacturers.
A comparison of collective redress systems in six selected EU countries in the case of false fuel consumption figures
The work is related to the emissions testing on three vehicles of different technology, all of which Euro6d-temp compliant, and under various driving conditions, both in laboratory and on-road.
The report shows that the CO2 emissions gap between the independently performed WLTP and NEDC tests is small, and suggests the new WLTP test procedure is likely not sufficient to reduce or close the gap between official and real-world CO2 emissions. The report also stresses the lack of transparency about vehicle data, which complicates the analysis of independent tests and makes possible cheating harder to detect.
“The growing gap means consumers spend a lot more money on fuels than anticipated. According to studies by our members, motorists pay in average an extra 400€ per year for fuel”