PSA says its Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall passenger cars are now approved using the new EURO 6 emission standard effective 1 September, 2019.

"PSA was one of the few carmakers ready last year for the first step of WLTP and able to deliver all its range to its customers after 1 September, 2018," said PSA Quality and Engineering EVP, Nicolas Morel.

"One year on, Groupe PSA is on schedule again and has punctually type-approved all passenger car models in due time. Our technological choices to treat pollutant emissions allow us to offer our customers compliant and environmentally friendly vehicles."

The targets for the measurement of passenger car emissions become tougher on 1 September, with the following additions according to PSA:

  • Test for RDE (Real Driving Emissions): this test defines the admissible deviation between the polluting emissions (NOx, PN) measured on vehicles in real-world driving conditions and the emissions measured in the new certification procedure. The requirement is a coefficient of 2.1 for NOx emissions. Groupe PSA models are approved
  • Moreover, 80% of Groupe PSA passenger cars are already compliant with the next regulation step, EURO 6d-ISC, to be implemented in January, 2020 with a required coefficient of 1+0.43 of measurement dispersion
  • Test for EVAP (EVAPorative emissions): EVAP is the measurement of the amount of hydrocarbons which evaporates from a car's fuel system across a period of 48 hours. This primarily concerns the fuel tank ventilation of petrol cars
  • Test for ISC (In Service Conformity): ISC means cars up to five years old and already on the road must continue to comply with all emissions standards

These tests have been completed for all passenger car models and the vehicles are certified accordingly, added a PSA statement.