The tests show that our new diesel engines produce some of
the lowest NOx emissions of any car on sale, with 180PS 2.0-litre diesel Ingenium
versions of the Jaguar E-PACE, Land Rover Discovery Sport and the first
generation Range Rover Evoque all being analysed.
The difference to older vehicles is stark, the Euro 3 NOx limit
for diesel cars was set at 500mg/km, although in 2019 an E-PACE with an 180PS
2.0-litre diesel emits just 14mg/km.
Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director, said
the business has been very vocal about the benefits of diesel technology in
recent years, and is delighted to see clear and accurate consumer information
about vehicle emissions for customers to understand.
He added: “The performance of our vehicles on the AIR Index
reflects Jaguar Land Rover’s investment in class-leading technology and its
hard-working, talented engineers. There are some stand-out results here,
particularly the superb performance of our new Jaguar and Land Rover SUVs.
“The modern diesel engine certainly has a place in the
current automotive landscape, and I’m confident that the AIR Index will provide
the trusted, independent information essential to inform car buyers as they
consider their next vehicle.”
AIR Index’s testing is carried out on at least two cars,
sourced independently, with each fitted with Portable Emissions Measurement
System (PEMS) equipment recording on-road driving in towns and cities.
Each vehicle must complete at least five, 10km trips
completed during three separate journeys on at least two matching vehicles,
before the results can be verified and declared.
Massimo Fedeli, Operations Director of AIR, said: “The AIR
Index provides easy to understand, at-a-glance information on actual vehicle
emissions, from independent testing to help consumers compare vehicles when
making buying decisions.
“Jaguar Land Rover asked us to put a range of their new
diesel cars to the test, and the evidence shows they are extremely clean.”
This news follows the announcement earlier in the year that Jaguar’s XE D180 RWD and XF D180 models are the first cars in their class to officially pass the stringent RDE2 NOx emissions regulations that comes into force until 2021.