JATO WLTP transition results

JATO Dynamics has released the results of its monitoring of the automotive industry transition to WLTP since its introduction in September 2017.

Although the transition is ongoing, it is affecting the current business model of the automotive industry.

The major finding of JATO’s early research is that the new NEDC declared values are higher than under the previous NEDC test cycle. This is affecting the car market, but not necessarily in the way some in the industry expect.

To assist the automotive industry to manage the transition to WLTP, JATO is providing customers in the industry with reports which show the changes in CO2, between NEDC correlated and NEDC tested values.

These reports include all vehicles which are WLTP homologated and enable the industry to gain a global picture of all automotive brands and European markets.

The reports also enable users to predict how CO2 values could change in markets across Europe, by comparing these with markets where data has already been released.

A spokesperson for JATO commented, ‘WLTP is a seismic change in the automotive industry. We have observed that NEDC correlated CO2 figures are higher than previous NEDC tested values, and the disparity could be greater than the industry expected. Furthermore, our initial findings suggest that the NEDC correlated values are resulting in higher purchase and ownership taxes for the end user in some cases. This is something the industry needs to be aware of as the competitive landscape is changing.’