At 201 s, the car cruises at 70 km/h for 50 s (manual: in the 5th gear), then slowly accelerates to 100 km/h in 35 s and cruises for 30 s (manual: in the 5th or 6th gear).
Finally, at 316 s the car slowly accelerates to 120 km/h in 20 s, cruises for 10 s, then slowly brakes to a full stop in 34 s (manual: in the 5th or 6th gear, last 10 s with clutch disengaged), and idles for another 20 s (manual: in neutral).
The New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is a driving cycle, last updated in 1997, designed to assess the emission levels of car engines and fuel economy in passenger cars (which excludes light trucks and commercial vehicles).
It is also referred to as MVEG cycle (Motor Vehicle Emissions Group).
The NEDC was conceived when European vehicles were lighter and less powerful.
The test offers a stylized driving speed pattern with low accelerations, constant speed cruises, and many idling events, however the transient accelerations are much steeper and more dynamic in practice, The UK consumer group Which?
The test procedure is defined in UNECE R101 Although originally designed for petrol-based road vehicles, the driving cycle is now also used for diesel vehicles and to estimate the electric power consumption and driving range of hybrid and battery electric vehicles.
The region implementing the test defines limits for each of the pollutants, for instance the Euro level within the EU.criticise the NEDC as being out-of-date and not being updated since 1997 – before hybrid cars and stop-start technology was generally available.They also criticise it for not replicating real-world driving conditions and having numerous loopholes which mean the results are unachievable in practice.Whether you are a seasoned collector with a huge collection or just learning the basics of what makes a great knife, we invite you to browse our selection of the best knives money can buy all delivered to you with world class service.When you order from us, you will receive exceptional service from highly trained knife experts as passionate about great blades as you are!However the fixed speeds, gear shift points and accelerations of the NEDC offer possibilities for manufacturers to engage in what is called 'cycle beating' to optimise engine emission performance to the corresponding operating points of the test cycle, while emissions from typical driving conditions would be much higher than expected, undermining the standards and public health.