New CO2 figures for the new Toyota Prius, it is pushed out of the City of London congestion charge exemption zone, which stipulates that cars must produce less than the average of 75g/km of CO2.
A Transport for London (TfL) spokesperson confirmed to Autocar that it is not a re-evaluation of the existing cars, but the Prius, which is now listed, such as the production of 78g/km of CO2, according to Europe’s latest emissions test procedure, keep your free ticket to the capital with a congestion charging zone in its latest form.
The adjusted figures come thanks to the changes to the New European driving cycle (NEDC) -. European regulators are now using this developed process, that some parts of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), which will come in full force in the next year.
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It is a difficult test, so folded, the Prius range of official CO2 emissions of 78 G/km for the most efficient variant on 15in wheels, an increase of 5g/km. Models with 17in wheels now to CO2 emissions of 82 G/km, from 76g/km.
The new figures come next to the Prius is the updated specs list, which includes sense of security, driver assistance technology as standard and a number of minor changes.
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Also influenced by the 2018-test changes, the larger Prius+, which gets the same new upgrades. Its average CO2 emissions is now evaluated, and 106g/km to 96g/km. The Excel Plus model has been discontinued “due to WLTP challenges”.
The full Prius range, the most efficient variants of the long-standing favorites with private-hire drivers were to be tested under the full WLTP cycle in the year 2019. The emissions for the most efficient model are likely to rise, about 90g/km, if that happens.
Autocar is still waiting for confirmation from TfL, as to whether the Prius and other models, they are like, also keep their congestion charge exemption.
The WLTP changes will have an impact on the Volkswagen Up GTI CO2 emissions, which were recently raised from 110g/km to 127-129g/km. In the average of the test is estimated at about 15% a car-emissions compared to the previous NEDC.
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