- All 2019 RAM 1500 Trucks imported officially by Auto Export Corporation (AEC) are approved under the new laboratory test procedure WLTP reflecting more realistic fuel consumption.
- Thanks to leading technological developments in vehicle homologation and certification, AEC is at the forefront for implementing the new standards.
“Our 20 years of experience in the homologation of North American vehicles for the European Market combined with industry leading technological developments implemented in early 2018 allow us to offer the entire range of compliant RAM Trucks to our customers and to keep our leadership on homologation of FCA vehicles.” – Andrew Pilsworth, Chief Executive Officer of Auto Export Corporation (AEC), official importer of FCA for Dodge and RAM in the EU /EFTA.
WLTP is a more rigorous and longer test which delivers a much more accurate on-road basis for calculating a car’s fuel consumption and emissions than the outdated NEDC test method. This provides greater transparency to the customer, allowing them to make well-informed comparisons by demonstrating a greater approximation to real-world driving conditions.
AEC’s test results for all-new Modell Year 2019 RAM line-up with the 5,7L V8 Hemi® confirm a combined CO2 emission of 320 g/km under the new WLTP standards. According to the company’s CEO, AEC and its customers have not faced any delays with registrations in September, as the WLTP results were available well ahead.
Furthermore, AEC is committed to continue its technological advancements in the area of fuel economy and efficiency by developing WLTP-compliant alternative fuel options for the MY 2019 RAM early 2019.
About Auto Export Corporation (AEC)
Auto Export Corporation (AEC) is a global automotive distributor and a service provider for OEMs and suppliers in the areas of general distribution (official FCA importer and distributor of Dodge & RAM vehicles and parts in Europe), market homologation incl. own R&D facility and processing center in Antwerp, parts distribution and warehouse, automotive consulting, automotive finance (partner of Santander Consumer Bank in key European markets), fleet operations, logistics solutions as well as retail operations. AEC has local operations and facilities in its focus markets in NAFTA, EMEA and APAC. Customers turn to AEC for its reliable solutions and existing infrastructure that includes a vast contractual network of retail dealerships and key partners in the automotive industry.
About AEC Europe – an Auto Export Corporation (AEC) Subsidiary
As an official importer of the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) Dodge & RAM branded vehicles and parts in Europe, AEC Europe is responsible for the distribution and retail network development of the American brands. Over 125 European AEC dealers were officially appointed and authorized by the manufacturer. The service portfolio of the importer towards its network includes market homologation, warranty, parts, recall administration as well as financial services but also certification and training.