01 Jul '14, 11am

Will European Fuel-Efficiency Tests Get More Realistic Under New Rules?

By Antony Ingram Jul 1, 2014 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2013 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (European model), 2012 Paris Motor Show Enlarge Photo When we report on European market cars, we'll often advise you to take their official fuel consumption ratings with a pinch of salt. The current New European Drive Cycle (NEDC) test simply isn't very real-world relevant, unrealistically inflating a car's economy potential. That may change in the future, though the prospect of a new test is already causing headaches for carmakers. Automotive News Europe reports that the European Union is considering a new standardized economy test, known as the World Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). It's likely to make economy testing much more realistic, closer to the real-world economy of vehicles. For consumers, long frustrated by cars that can miss out on off...

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