12.3.2012 Fiat sales record lowest CO2 emissions
For the fifth year running, Fiat Automobiles has recorded the lowest level of CO2 emissions by vehicles sold in Europe in 2011, with an average measurement of 118.2 g/km (4.9 g/km less than the 2010 average).
According to figures certified by JATO Dynamics, Fiat also ranked first as a Group, with 123.3 g/km, an improvement of 2.6 g/km on last year.
This is an important achievement and a continuing improvement. Over the last five years Fiat has reduced its average emissions by 14%, from 137.3 to 118.2 g/km of CO2. Their current level of average emissions is therefore already lower than the target set by the European Union for 2015, which has been fixed at 130 g/km.
Fiat has adopted a range of simple solutions to enable this reduction in average CO2 emissions and help to protect the environment. They have developed the TwinAir engine – the world's most efficient turbo petrol engine which has helped Fiat to significantly reduce their average emissions.
The use of alternative fuels such as natural gas and LPG has helped to reduce overall emission – Fiat is the European leader in this sector – although these fuels are not as widely used in the UK as they once were.
The development of innovative technology such as eco:Drive has also had positive impacts on overall emissions. Eco:Drive is an application which encourages a more responsible and eco-compatible driving style, and which has allowed a large number of the drivers who use it regularly to achieve emissions which are even lower than the type-approval levels.
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