Johannesburg - For decades carmakers have been under pressure from environmentalists and governments to reduce fuel consumption and pollutant emissions, and for decades they’ve quoted figures that are usually unobtainable by car owners in real-world driving conditions.
Whether average fuel efficiency and emissions were achieved in unrealistic test cycles, or if they were just plain cheated as in Volkswagen’s recently uncovered Dieselgate drama, is of little importance going forward.
The buying public just wants to know, simply, how much fuel their new car will really use.
PEUGEOT TO GIVE REAL NUMBERS
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën has taken the decision to measure and publicise real-world fuel economy figures as from next year, working together with the non-government Transport & Environment organisation in Europe.