This is good news for motorists and the motor trade. The entry into force of the cycle of registration WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) has been postponed to 1 January 2020, or, finally, a year after its implementation initially planned. This is the second time that the standard WLTP is delayed. A few months ago, the government had already agreed to its postponement to September 1, 2019, to allow time for the system of registration of vehicles (SIV) to update and digest a new mass of information generated by the new cycle of registration of vehicles. Today, no explanation has been advanced to explain this new postponement endorsed officially by the decree published in the Official Journal of 27 January 2019. Until December 31, 2019, the certificate of registration of the new vehicles will include the value NEDC-c emission of carbon dioxide. The decree mentions that the manufacturers are not exempted to bring more clarity in the information delivered to clients. In the show-room of concessions, each vehicle must have a label containing four values: the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption according to the standards NEDC correlated (5% to 10% more than the standard NEDC) and WLTP.

The postponement of the entry into force of the standard WLTP is good news for consumers as for producers and distributors since we know that the new protocol approval, more demanding and wanted more close to real life, will raise consumption and CO2 emissions by almost 20 %. And as the grid of the malus self is indexed in France on CO2 emissions, the professionals are already sounding the alarm over the risk of the market collapsing. However, the economic growth rests in large part on the good health of the automotive market. In some cases, CO2 emissions will continue to increase in such proportions that the amount of the penalty is a deterrent to taking the plunge. Depending on the values supplied by other countries, such as Finland, the standard WLTP gives the vertigo.

vehicles ranked last in the category of good students in the market to be found and punished severely, to the point of being almost considered as out-of-market. It is as well as the Peugeot 3008 Pure tech 130, among the best-sellers in the market, sees its CO2 emissions soar to 119 g/km in the NEDC to 151 g/km in the WLTP. The Citroën C3 Aircross sees its emissions go from 115 to 145 g/km. In the first case, one passes to a penalty of 45 € 2 153 euros. For the SUV experienced, we go from no penalty to a penalty of 1 101 euros. According to the information provided by the manufacturers, the consumption, and therefore CO2 emissions are expected to increase by an average of 20 %. In front of this sad prospect, motorists should take advantage of the windfall created by the report of the WLTP in order to anticipate the renewal of their vehicles. For 2020, it will not too much encourage the government to review the grid of the malus ecological, under penalty of seeing the automotive market picking up. Gold, a contraction of the market is paid by a frank decline in tax revenues (VAT). In the current context, France cannot afford the luxury of seeing its revenues rolled by the demagoguery of a few minds narrow.


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