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Offline nigeldodd

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WLTP confusion
« on: 19 September 2018, 12:44 »
This isn't really specific to Golfs but I note there are several threads that mention it. I'm confused.

I though WLTP  was the name of a test. Is this true?

But is there also new legislation that includes, amongst other things, requiring a particulate filter in a petrol car?

If the above is true, where is the balanced thinking that offsets the unavoidably worse efficiency caused by putting a resistance in the exhaust with the vanishingly small amount of particulate emissions produced by a modern petrol engine?

Offline hog_hedge

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Re: WLTP confusion
« Reply #1 on: 19 September 2018, 17:50 »
There’s a wealth of information about the whole thing here - http://wltpfacts.eu

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Re: WLTP confusion
« Reply #2 on: 19 September 2018, 19:20 »
Yes, thanks. It is "Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure"

But how is it that a different fuel consumption test has such major consequences that are affecting the supply chain of VW Golfs?

And is the need for a particulate filter somehow associated with WLTP? Or was that fake news?














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Re: WLTP confusion
« Reply #3 on: 19 September 2018, 21:10 »
The Petrol particulate filter is to please the tree huggers and those clowns in Brussels.
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