Consumption realistically calculated
Bit by bit, the WLTP should help to produce more realistic results on car consumption values than was possible before. On September 1, the WLTP gradually began to replace the NEDC (new European driving cycle), which had been valid since 1992, for type approval. Germany is the worldwide pioneer for this implementation.
Essentially, there are three ways in which the WLTP comes closer to the “real” driving situation in order to determine consumption values. Firstly, the test cycle has been significantly extended; secondly the temperature requirements are more precisely defined; and finally, the impact of special features on consumption is taken into consideration.
What do these changes mean for consumers? Seven questions, seven answers.
All facts and background information on the new WLTP testing procedure can be found here in the PDF download.