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5.5 10 Clean Air Index
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4.9 10 Energy Efficiency Index
Laboratory TestsHCCONOxPN
0.09Cold test*
3.03Warm test#
3.03Eco Mode#
3.03Sport Mode#
4.49Highway#
Road test
5.57On-Road Drive*
Robustness
* Adapted regulatory test # Additional Green NCAP tests

Green NCAP determines particulate number using industry-standard measuring equipment, which can detect particles larger than 23 nm.  There is some evidence that cars which perform well when measured in this way may in fact be emitting large numbers of much smaller (sub 10 nm), and very harmful particulates.

  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Good or adequate control of pollutant emissions when running in gas mode is let down by extremely poor control of particulates when the car is switched to petrol. As a result, the score is penalised and the Clean Air Index of 5.5 limits the car to a two-star overall rating.

Laboratory TestsEnergy Efficiency
6.710Cold test*
2.13Warm test*
2.13Eco Mode#
2.13Sport Mode#
3.810Highway#
ConsumptionFuel
Average consumption4.2kg100 km
Worst-case consumption5.1kg100 km
* Adapted regulatory test # Additional Green NCAP tests
  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Energy efficiency is adequate in most of the laboratory tests but fall to marginal in the high-load assessment.

Greenhouse Gases**

CO2
Cold test*
Warm test#
Eco Mode#
Sport Mode#
Highway#
**For indication only. The assessment of greenhouse gases does not currently form part of the rating.

Specifications

  • Year of Publication 2019
  • VIN From Which Rating Applies ZFA31200003C5XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Mass 1,080 kg
  • Engine Size 875 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 59 kW/140 Nm
  • Tyres 175/65R16
  • Published CO2 97 g/km

Our verdict

The Panda, tested previously by Green NCAP in its Euro 6b petrol form, is assessed here as the Euro 6d-temp CNG/petrol bi-fuel variant. The car has a 12 kg CNG tank and a 35 litre fuel tank, meaning that it will spend much of its time being driven on petrol, in addition to its compressed natural gas (CNG) ‘primary’ fuel. When running on gas, pollutant emissions are generally well controlled. However, when the vehicle is run on petrol, and with no gas particulate filter, emissions of particulates are extremely high, over twenty times higher than CNG mode in the case of the cold test. Even in CNG mode, hydrocarbon emissions are above Green NCAP’s poor-performance limit in the high-load test. As a consequence, the Clean Air Index is a modest 5.5, limiting the overall rating to two stars. Energy efficiency is marginal, especially in the high load test, and the average fuel consumption in gas mode is 4.2 kg/100 km. FIAT expect the car to be used predominantly in gas-mode. However, the relative sizes of the CNG and petrol tank invites drivers to use both fuel modes, while FIAT has optimised the car only for one.