PSA Peugeot Citroen will begin to publish more accurate fuel economy figures of its “main vehicles” which will be tested in real life conditions.

PSA Peugeot Citroen will begin to publish more accurate fuel economy figures of its “main vehicles” which will be tested in real life conditions.

The announcement was made today as a preemptive move in regards to the recent diesel gate scandal at Volkswagen and according to the French automotive conglomerate they have never fitted any sort of software or hardware device to trick emissions tests. In addition, an in-house test was conducted back in 2014 on 4,300 cars selected randomly to verify compliance with type approval and all of them passed the test with flying colors.

Now, PSA wants to publish real-world fuel economy numbers for its “main vehicles” and they want to do this as soon as possible. Interestingly, the process will be overseen by an independent body to make sure the published results will be as accurate as possible.

PSA goes on to specify it’s the first car manufacturer to use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology across its entire Euro 6-compliant diesel-powered passenger cars. They have approximately 100 patents related to this tech which according to The International Council on Clean Transport is the most effective NOx treatment technology available right now. In addition, PSA Peugeot Citroen says they are on track to meet the demands of the new WLTP - Worldwide harmonized light vehicles test procedures which will come into effect in 2017.

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