Cap HPI integrates WLTP data
Cap HPI is taking action on integrating the additional data for the new Worldwide harmonised Light-vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) test cycle.
Introduced on 1 September 2017, WLTP replaces the outdated New European Drive Cycle (NEDC) and is intended to provide a more detailed view of how a vehicle performs concerning mpg and CO2, including taking optional equipment into account – experts believe it will result in official figures rising by about 30%. Manufacturers are expected to re-homologate all current vehicles in their UK line-ups by 31 August 2018.
However, there’s a transition period where both figures will be produced to help carmakers meet current EU emissions targets. The figures include computer-generated NEDC “correlated” data, which will be used for VED and Company Car Tax (CCT) until April 2020 as announced in the Autumn Budget last year, but do not include optional equipment.
Cap’s work will see it integrate the data from the new tests in the company’s New Vehicle Data set (NVD) over the coming months, highlighting which values are NEDC and which are NEDC Correlated figures.
Beth Davies, product manager at Cap HPI, said: “We are planning for all scenarios and our solution includes all the data items that could be required from the OEMs and necessary for a customer who receives and use the data.”
Davies added: “While the NVD file amendments are one component of the work necessary to deliver the changes, we are also working with all the manufacturers on the solution to provide options emissions data in readiness for the change of legislation.
“Our solution will cater for individually configured vehicles as the end customer will need to be provided with a true reflection of the vehicle’s emissions at point of sale. This will help them to make a more informed decision. We will build an API for our customers to link into, this will enable them to send quotes to first, be validated, and then to receive the relevant CO2 and MPG values for the configured vehicle.”