Now the dust has settled on the standardised WLTP testing process, the WLTP CHALLENGE 2019 is a 1-day economy driving event, providing a fantastic opportunity for the UK’s vehicle manufacturers to prove the real-world fuel efficiency of their vehicles, whether powered by petrol, diesel, hydrogen or electric.
Like the established MPG Marathon, the WLTP CHALLENGE 2019 promises maximum exposure and serves to underline to UK fleet and retail buyers that WLTP figures are representative of real-world driving, on real roads, with real drivers.
Let’s face it, the automotive industry has had a hard time convincing buyers that official economy figures are accurate and indicative of real-world driving. The WLTP testing procedures set out to change that, but being based on global results, how relevant are they in the UK?
The WLTP CHALLENGE 2019 is about convincing buyers that official figures are relevant once again and that they can make an informed buying decision. The Challenge is designed to test vehicles across a variety of UK roads to simulate everyday fleet operations.