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Closer to the real consumption: WLTP revises consumption values.

Closer to the real consumption: 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.


NEDC vs. WLTP: a comparison

Longer distances, shorter idle times: WLTP puts the procedure for evaluating a vehicle’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to the test. This is how the driving cycles differ. 

An overview of NEDC

The standardised NEDC applies for all passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles. It was introduced by the European Union in 1992 in order to determine the fuel consumption and vehicle-specific emissions and provide comparable values. 

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Overview of WLTP graph

An overview of WLTP

The Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure or WLTP is a worldwide standard for testing passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles. As of 1st September 2017, it will provide more realistic consumption specifications with its considerably more dynamic testing parameters. 

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