Guidance

WLTP - new vehicle testing regime

The Worldwide harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) is the new testing system for cars and vans which provides comprehensive and reliable emission and MPG figures to help when comparing vehicles and determining what will best meet your needs. It is being phased in to replace the existing New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test.

The WLTP tests the vehicle at different average speeds (low, medium, high and extra high) and each driving phase is also tested (stopping, accelerating and braking) to reflect real life driving styles. The test will determine the vehicle’s highest and lowest figures based on the various driving styles.

The BVRLA has produced a detailed fact sheet for members on the new testing system available here.

In addition, a customer poster  and customer sheet is available for member's to use with their customers explaining the changes and why customers might see a change in delivery times for vehicles and an increase in the CO2 from order to delivery. The customer poster, available here, can be customised with member's own logo being added in the bottom left corner.

Further information on the WLTP is available from the links below:

WLTP Facts
Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership – WLTP Information
Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership – Guidance for the automotive industry