Caffyns has blamed a 3.1% decline in turnover in its 2018 financial results on WLTP’s impact on the supply of vehicles from certain car manufacturer brands - with Audi “significantly constrained” by the new regime.
Car manufacturers rush to sell new cars which are not compliant with the new WLTP and RDE fuel economy and emissions legislation has created a “false economy” in which sales rose 23.1% in August.
Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha Motor had followed the admissions of Japanese manufacturers Nissan and Subaru in admitting to improper testing of vehicles for fuel economy and emissions.
Nissan has admitted that emissions and fuel economy data had been deliberately falsified at most of its factories in Japan.
New ‘real-world’ emissions and fuel economy tests may boost registrations forward before September 1, but they could also dent manufacturer supply
AM wants to know how the introduction of the WLTP and RDE 'real-world' emissions and mpg regulations on September 1 will affect your dealerships.
Car manufacturers will face fines of up to £50,000 per car is they are found to have installed emissions defeat devices as part of new legislation announced by the Government.
A study of hybrid cars compiled by automotive consumer website Honest John has claimed that 98% of models are incapable of matching their advertised fuel economy claims.
The EU’s Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) will trigger an average CO2 emissions rise of 10% across all sectors, according to Cap HPI.
Volvo has homologated its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) for car fuel consumption and emissions.
Cap HPI has confirmed that data related to the incoming WLTP and RDE vehicles emissions testing regime will be introduced to its New Vehicle Data set (NVD) in the coming months.
Vehicle buyers are being urged to use newly-released real world fuel economy figures for total cost of ownership calculations.
A report into Mitsubishi’s falsification of fuel economy figures for certain Japan-only models has blamed a cost-cutting corporate culture.
Mitsubishi Motors’ president and executive vice president will step down following its fuel economy testing scandal as Suzuki admits “discrepancies” in its emissions testing.
Mitsubishi has established a committee of outside legal experts to investigate the falsification of published fuel consumption claims for its Japanese mini cars.
PSA Peugeot Citroen has confirmed it will publish real-world fuel economy figures on its cars in spring next year.
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