WLTP revises consumption values

WLTP revises consumption values

From 1st September 2018, all new vehicles' fuel consumption and efficiency will be calculated using a new method. These will be calculated using the new WLTP standard. WLTP stands for Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure.


This is a worldwide standardised testing procedure for determining fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. Find out what this means for you and your Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle. 

NEDC vs. WLTP: a comparison

An overview of NEDC

The standardised NEDC applies for all passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles. It was designed in 1992 by the European Union to assess the fuel consumption and vehicle-specific emissions, providing comparable values.

NDEC graph
Overview of WLTP graph

An overview of WLTP

The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure is a worldwide standard for testing passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles. WLTP is designed to provide more realistic consumption specifications with its  more dynamic testing parameters. 

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