Measuring fuel consumption and exhaust emissions of new car models is a key requirement for road approval and pivotal to the amount of car tax. A new testing standard has applied here since September 2017, called WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light Duty Test Procedure).
The new WLTP standard marks a significant departure from the old NEDC standard. All new cars have to be checked for type approval in accordance with the WLTP, no longer against the NEDC. However, up until 31 December 2018 it will only be obligatory to have a statement of consumption and emissions values in line with the NEDC. During the period of transition (up until the end of 2018), only the NEDC readings will be used on labels and information provided by dealers, in order to avoid confusion among customers.
But how do you know which test standard has been used when buying a new vehicle? What are the differences between them, and what are the tax implications of this changeover for your fleet?
In order for you to be able to address the challenge with ease, Arval has summarised the most important facts and recommendations for you in a white paper.
"More transparency for vehicle fleets with WLTP and the new EU emissions standards" (white paper)
The fact that different emissions standards are now in force makes the choice of vehicle much more complex. A list of currently available vehicles (EU 6d-Temp) is published on the Arval homepage every month to help you.
List of vehicles