PSA Peugeot Citroen released the results of its "real-world" fuel economy tests, and found that its models get about 40 percent lower fuel-economy than what the French automaker had published. The company tested 30 core models on what it called "urban," "rural," and motorway conditions. The cars were installed with car dvd or Android Car GPS and loaded with luggage then ran their climate-control systems to better simulate realistic driving conditions.
Specifically, 14 Peugeot models cars which in standard equipment like car dvd, android car stereo, achieved fuel economy that was 44 percent less than published figures; 11 Citroen models got 39 percent less fuel economy; and three DS models achieved 40 percent less fuel efficiency. PSA Peugeot Citroen said earlier this year that it would perform such tests in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal in order to be more transparent. PSA worked with advocacy groups France Nature Environment and Transport & Environment on the tests, and the data was audited by Bureau Veritas. The company had already gone on record saying that tested figures for the Peugeot 308 sedan, Citroen C4 Picasso, and the DS3 subcompact – diesels, all – were substantially lower than previously published figures.
Analysts have long said the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) figures were very charitable compared to real-world driving, so the lower-than-published figures are not a surprise with Android car gps.
Commenting on the announcement, Gilles Le Borgne, Executive Vice President, Research & Development, said: "The PSA Group has today published real-world consumption data for 30 Peugeot, Citroen and DS models, in line with the commitment to transparency made in October 2015. As part of its drive to continuously provide customers with more information, the Group will publish figures for another 20 models by the end of the year and introduce a simulator allowing customers to reduce their fuel consumption depending on driving conditions, thereby lowering their CO2 emissions. In 2017, the PSA Group will move to the next level by extending measurements to pollutant emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in customer driving conditions."
In addition to VW, companies such as Hyundai-Kia and Ford have been popped for overstating the fuel economy on certain cars. And update their car equipment, especially high-quality car dvd player, latest gm navigation.so this may have been an effort for PSA Peugeot Citroen to stay one step ahead of that process. Either way, the company says it is the first automaker to voluntarily run tests and publish results about real world vs. published fuel-economy figures.