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Peugeot Diesels on target to achieve RDE2 compliance nearly a year before deadline

Peugeot Diesels on target to achieve RDE2 compliance nearly a year before deadline

20.02.2020: Many of PEUGEOT’s most popular diesel cars already meet RDE2 (Real Driving Emissions) standards a year before the deadline RDE2-approved vehicles are exempt from current 4% su


    Many of PEUGEOT’s most popular diesel cars already meet RDE2 (Real Driving Emissions) standards a year before the deadline



    RDE2-approved vehicles are exempt from current 4% surcharge on Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) rates, bringing significant savings to company car drivers


    Demanding RDE test forms a part of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) type approval test, and is used to measure Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions under real-world driving conditions


    All-new 208 and all-new 2008 SUV among the models that already meet the RDE2 legislation
  




The latest generation of PEUGEOT diesel cars is on target to meet tough new emissions standards nearly a year before they come into effect, providing significant savings to company car drivers.



Vehicles including the all-new PEUGEOT 208 and all-new 2008 SUV are available with diesel engines that meet the latest RDE2 real-world driving emissions standards. Under European Union legislation, all new vehicles registered after January 2021 must meet the second phase of the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test.



Diesel cars that meet the RDE2 standards are currently exempt from a 4% surcharge to Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) company car tax rates which has been applied to all diesel models since 2018* and brings significant savings to company car owners and fleet operators.



David Peel, Managing Director, PEUGEOT UK, said: “Diesel vehicles continue to account for over a quarter of the new car market**, and are still relied upon by drivers and businesses thanks to their excellent efficiency and suitability for towing.



“At PEUGEOT, we are committed to engineering clean and efficient powertrains for all drivers – the fact that many of our diesel models already meet the forthcoming RDE2 standards speaks volumes about the advancement of engineering and development that goes into our engines.”



The Real Driving Emissions test is used to determine Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions under real-world driving – with vehicle emissions measured through a Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS). Since September 2019, all new cars and vans sold in the UK have had to meet a maximum allowance of 168mg/km NOx emissions under RDE testing. However, from January 2021 onwards, the RDE2 standards mean new cars will only be allowed to emit up to 114.4mg/km NOx under real-world driving.



The following PEUGEOT vehicles have already been certified for RDE2:



All-new 208


    1.5L BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual



All-new 2008 SUV


    1.5 BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual


308 & 308 SW

    2.0L BlueHDi 180 EAT8 S&S


3008 SUV


    1.5L BlueHDi 130 EAT8 S&S
    2.0L BlueHDi 180 EAT8 S&S


508 & all-new 508 SW


    2.0L BlueHDi 160 EAT8 S&S
    2.0L BlueHDi 180 EAT8 S&S


5008 SUV


    1.5L BlueHDi 130 S&S 6-speed manual
    1.5L BlueHDi 130 EAT8 S&S
    2.0L BlueHDi 180 EAT8 S&S

Rifter


    1.5L BlueHDi 100 S&S 5-speed manual
    1.5L BlueHDi 130 S&S 6-speed manual
    1.5L BlueHDi 130 EAT8 S&S

Traveller

    1.5L BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed manual
    1.5L BlueHDi 120 EAT8 S&S
    2.0L BlueHDi 150 S&S 6-speed manual
    2.0L BlueHDi 180 EAT8 S&S



PEUGEOT is committed to a new philosophy of ‘Unboring The Future’ by giving buyers the option to ‘Choose your PEUGEOT, choose your drivetrain’. This includes the promise of offering an electrified variant across the entire model range by 2023.





Jeremy Townsend- photos Peugeot


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