The people of Dacia got news they probably wouldn’t have wanted to hear. It’s about the Duster model.
The Duster model has been tested under Green NCAP – it is emissions testing and the results are not good. Dacia Duster received only two and a half stars. On the other hand, models like Hyundai Kona Electric and Renault Zoe were awarded five stars, ie the best.
It is true that you cannot compare a Duster model with a classic engine with an electric car. But there is always room for improvement.
The news about Duster that did not go well with Dacia
The results of the tests were announced by Euro NCAP, which states that these tests were introduced at the beginning of last year. Green NCAP tests assess emissions in the lab and on the road and, despite the name, target both electric and diesel and gasoline engines.
The November testing session covered a whopping 24 models and the maximum rating of 5 stars was only achieved by the two electric models included in the evaluation, Hyundai Kona Electric and Renault Zoe.
However, the Duster model was awarded two and a half stars. The SUV produced in Mioveni was tested in the version with the Blue dCi diesel engine of 1.5 liters and 115 hp, which emits 142 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. Euro NCAP states that “the vehicle provides reasonable fuel consumption and emissions. The exhaust gas treatment is in accordance with the law and offers very good control of particulate matter emissions. Some improvements could help nitrogen oxide emissions, which are generally well managed.
Based on road and laboratory tests, Duster received an air quality index of 5.1 out of 10, while the energy efficiency index, based on consumption data obtained in cold and warm lab tests, is anything from 5.1 out of 10. In contrast, the exhaust index is only 2.8 out of 10.
Volkswagen Transporter, Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Opel Zafira with only one and a half stars are still stupid in terms of emissions.