The partnership will lead first to the measurement and publication of real-world fuel economy figures in spring 2016, with pollutant levels a second step for spring 2017.
The procedure will measure real-world economy for every one of PSA's main passenger vehicles, with tests on public roads near Paris in real driving conditions. To ensure the test is especially realistic, there will be different segments, including urban, extra-urban and highway driving.
These series of tests will be included in PSA's Quality processes. The process, its correct execution and the test results' measurement will be audited and validated by an internationally recognised independent third party. Discussions are underway with Bureau Veritas concerning this aspect.
Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroen, pictured above, said: "The innovative initiative is a clear demonstration that a carmaker and independent NGOs can reach agreement for the benefit of customer information. This will also highlight the advanced technologies that PSA Peugeot Citroen is developing to contribute to fuel efficiency."
Jos Dings, Director at T&E, said: "Real world measurements of CO2 emissions and fuel economy will help drivers choose the most efficient models benefiting consumers, public health and the environment. We are confident that the work we plan to undertake with PSA can generate transparent robust results that everyone can rely on."