As the automotive industry continues to evolve and more vehicles come to market, it is now more important than ever that motorists select the car that best suits their habits and needs, especially, in terms of fuel type. The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has partnered with the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) to show consumers how to benefit from the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Testing Procedure (WLTP).

NFDA and LowCVP, who works with Government and their members to accelerate the transition to low emission road transport, have produced a leaflet which has been distributed to NFDA’s franchised retailer members across the UK.

The aim of the leaflet is to show consumers that WLTP’s more sophisticated testing techniques and its more accurate emission figures can help consumers choose the right car.

The new fuel economy figures are available for four different types of journey: city centre, town, rural and motorway. Consumers will be able to compare the emission figures for the type of journey they do the most, see which cars use the least fuel and choose the most fuel-efficient car.

The leaflet answers the most common questions about WLTP. These cover why and when WLTP was introduced, the cars it affects as well as the effects on Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) and Benefit in Kind (BIK) tax.

Finally, the leaflet explains where to find cars’ WLTP fuel economy, electricity consumption and electric range figures. This includes environmental labels and sales materials on new cars found at dealerships, manufacturers’ brochures and websites, printed car advertising and marketing, motoring media listings and comparison tables, and the government’s official database.

A clear understanding of the new WLTP regulation will help UK motorists choose their ideal car. Choosing the most fuel-efficient vehicle, consumers will not only save money but also contribute to improving air quality.

NFDA will continue to advise motorists to speak to their local car retailer if they have any questions about the new testing procedure and how it may affect them.

Please email to request your online & print versions of the leaflet.

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