The EQUA Index provides an easy and honest picture of vehicle performance in real-world driving. It puts accurate fuel consumption and air quality data in the hands of the car buyer so they can make an informed decision.
EQUA sets the standard for independent, real-world emissions data.
“Achieving such strong ratings for our diesel vehicles during a standardised real-world test serves to reassure consumers that they can buy our products with confidence. Also reassuring to customers is the evidence provided by the EQUA Index that the regulated Euro 6 limits were achieved by our cars in real-world driving conditions.”
A Volkswagen spokesman
“I am so glad to see this information on vehicle emissions made available so that the public can use it to avoid buying cars that are more harmful to human health.”
Helen ApSimon, Air Pollution Studies, Imperial College London
“This work is a welcome attempt to decipher a very complex set of air quality regulations and test results, and present them to motorists wanting to buy a clean car. It should also be required reading for manufacturers as it demonstrates that diesel cars can score well in real-world driving conditions. However, the star performers in the diesel category are few in number and these figures send out a strong message to several auto makers that they need to up their game.”
Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation