Renault group leader in Europe for low CO2 emissions in 2013

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Renault Group has moved into pole position in Europe in terms of low CO 2 emissions, with an average of 114.7g Meanwhile, Renault electric vehicle sales have also contributed significantly to the Group’s low average CO 2 emissions, the company said. Taken as a whole, the average level of CO 2 emissions per kilometer across Renault Group’s entire range has improved by nearly 11g in 2013 over 2012, falling from 125.5g/km to 114.7g/km (-8.6%).

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Peugeot 208 set for EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show premiere

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Peugeot are set to debut its sub-99g/km 208 supermini at March’s EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show. The 208 will launch this June with six sub-99g engines – five of which are diesel – with the cleanest option slashing CO2 emissions to 87g and an average fuel consumption of 76mpg. Peugeot EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show UK

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Peugeot 3008 PHEV: offers 300hp with ultra-low CO2 emissions

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Peugeot have announced the upcoming plug-in hybrid version of their 3008 SUV will offer an official CO2 rating of just 29g/km – placing it in the lowest Benefit-in-Kind tax rate – as well as an astonishing 300hp

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Peugeot Tops European Sales of Low CO2 Vehicles in 2008

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The Peugeot 107 was the best-selling, low CO 2 car in the sub 111 g/km category, while the Peugeot 207 was the best-selling, low CO 2 car in both the sub 121 g/km and 131 g/km sectors. Peugeot has some 36 vehicles across its 107, 207 and 308 ranges with CO 2 emissions less than 121 g/km, and 48 (within its Blue Lion standards) with CO 2 emissions less than 131 g/km.

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Renault becomes European low CO2 market leader

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Renault has become the European leader for low CO2 emission vehicles and the first carmaker to ducked 115g/km CO2 for average emission level for its passenger cars, based on the full year sales data for 2013. According to AAA-DATA, Renault achieved an average of 114.7g/km of CO2 per vehicle, tha[.].

Renault becomes European low CO2 leader

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Renault has become the European leader for the sale of low emission cars. According to Association Auxiliaire de l’Automobile (AAA-DATA), the French carmaker’s average CO2 emissions were just 115.9g/km of CO2 per vehicle sold in first half of 2013. The firm owes its success to the recent r[.]. Renault

PA Consulting launches low CO2 salary exchange scheme

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The scheme allows staff to sacrifice a proportion of their salary in order to drive a low emission car. CO2 emissions are restricted to a maximum of 160g/km, although as all the cars on [.]. Latest news CO2 emissions salaryPA Consulting, a leading IT and technology firm, is the latest company to sign up to Zenith Provecta’s salary exchange scheme.

Europe’s new car emissions fall again

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Average CO2 emissions from new cars across Europe dropped to 136.1g/km in 2011, down from 140.9g/km the year before, the latest data from Jato Dynamics shows. That means that now nearly 30 per cent of all new cars sold across Europe are classed as ‘low CO2’ (101 g/km – 120 g/km), as car makers and [.]. Green credentials CO2 emissions JATO Dynamics

Toyota confirms Yaris Hybrid emissions

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Toyota has today confirmed that the forthcoming Yaris Hybrid will emit just 79g/km of CO2 when it comes to the UK this July. The ultra-low CO2 figure ensures the supermini will have some of the lowest running costs of any car; qualifying for free road tax, London congestion charge exemption, and for company car drivers, [.].

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Skoda Octavia GreenLine cuts CO2 emissions to new low

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Skoda has added a new low CO2 model of its Octavia hatch model called the Octavia GreenLine, with an official CO2 figure of just 85g/km. Powered by a 1.6 litre TDI CR 110PS engine, the new model also boasts official fuel economy figure of 88.3mpg, giving it the highest rating in the Octavia line-u[.]. Skoda

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Is natural gas the key to cutting vehicle emissions?

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A new paper has been published outlining the role that natural gas could play in reducing vehicle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), it suggests that over the long term there needs to be a commitment to transition to very low CO2 gas sources including biogas or bio-synthentic gas.

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Ford makes emission improvements

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By analysing carbon dioxide (CO2) data for this year’s new car sales in the UK, it found that Ford has made more improvements than any other car manufacturer in terms of reducing its CO2 output, which is directly linked to improving fuel economy. The Ford Fiesta ECOnetic is the UK’s greenest family car with emissions of just 98g/km and fuel economy at 76.3mpg. The Ford Ka range boasts low CO2 output from 112g/km, the equivalent of 67.3mpg.

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Solaris delivers three 18m electric articulated buses to Bonn

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We stick to our step-by-step plan of transitioning the fleet towards zero-emission transport and we keep investing in comfortable and quiet electric buses which, thanks to low CO2 emission levels, are locally neutral for the environment.

Diesel-Like Direct-Injection Engine Gets 50 Percent Better MPG

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There are plenty of advantages to diesel engines: High fuel efficiency, low CO2 emissions, and in modern turbocharged applications, plenty of easy-to-access torque and power. However, they aren't without their faults--expense, particulate emissions and a lack of smoothness compared to the best gasoline engines and hybrids.

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Ford’s economy Focus to spread to other models

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Using its range of EcoBoost petrol engines, TDCi diesel engines and low CO2 ECOnetic Technologies, Ford is to lead an assault on excessive CO2 with its new range of Focus, C-Max, Grand C-Max, B-Max and Transit [.]. Ford emissions fuel economyFord is set to introduce no less than an impressive 15 new models with class-leading efficiency levels this year.

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Volvo V40 gains new Drive-E fuel efficient engines

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Volvo has added its new lowest emission engines to its new V40 and V40 Cross Country models; meaning CO2 emissions are now rated as low as 85g/km. Claiming that its new Drive-E powertrains deliver world-class blend of drivability and low CO2 emissions, the Swedish car brand initially released the [.].

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Citroen reveals C4 Cactus

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With a focus on lightweight design and a radical look, the new C-segment car will boast strong fuel economy and low CO2 emissions, expected to be officially rated as delivering up t[.]. Citroen has revealed the production-ready version of its C4 Cactus which is set to arrive on the market this autumn.

Take Note as updated Nissan hits UK showrooms

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The 1.2-litre unit is supercharged and produces 98PS and 147Nm of torque, as well as providing low CO2 emissions of 99g/km. The new Nissan Note DIG-S has arrived in UK showrooms, powered by one of the Japanese manufacturer''s state-of-the-art engines. In the new Note, the engine is capable of 65.7mpg[.]. Nissan

Ford EcoBoost engine honoured with Innovation Award

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Using now controversial turbocharging, the engine achieves a low CO2 emission rating yet also r[.]. Ford’s already highly acclaimed 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine has won another prize, this time been crowned winner of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) Automotive Innovation award 2013.

Mercedes-Benz unveils plans for new electric van

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Details are sketchy at best so far however the manufacturer hopes to deliver a light commercial vehicle with equally light fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions that is still tough enough to absorb the everyday abuse that comes with the [.]. Mercedes-Benz has announced plans for an electric version of its new city van, the Citan.

MINI Countryman ALL4 Cooper D gets glowing report

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Fun, sporty, spacious, and low CO2 emissions – that will be the MINI Countryman ALL4 Cooper D then. We’ve been sent a new road test on the largest MINI on the market by Autobuddy, a leading provider in all aspects of vehicle supply, contract hire and leasing. Written by MotorMistress, Autobuddy’s resident online news reporter, [.]. MINI Autobuddy Cooper Countryman diesel

Ford drops ECOnetic name from Mondeo range

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The US carmaker continues to use the low CO2 sub brand on its greenest Fiesta and Focus models but its lowest emitting Mondeo models will not be labelled under the ECOnetic badge. Oddly, the carmaker has however introduced a new powerful and low emitting petrol [.]. Tags: Ford CO2 diesel econetic emissions model Mondeo petrol Ford has dropped the ECOnetic brand from its Mondeo range.

Nissan introducing new Micra with supercharged 3-cylinder gasoline direct injection engine; 95 gCO2/km

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The Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger (DIG-S) engine produces 72 kW (97 hp) and 142 N·m (105 lb-ft), while CO 2 emissions are 95 g/km for the manual version and 115 g/km for the CVT version. As well as delivering low CO 2 emissions, the lightweight, low-friction 1,198cc three-cylinder unit produces the power expected from a conventional 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The new 1.2L DIG-S engine. Click to enlarge.

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UK Technology Strategy Board Awards More Than 12M to 22 Projects to Speed Up Development of Low-Carbon Technology for Vehicles; Includes Gas Turbine Range Extender and Li-S Battery Cells

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million) in 22 studies and projects to develop new technology that will speed up the reduction of CO 2 emissions from road vehicles. This investment is part of our ongoing strategy to put the UK at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology. The work will help to accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions and deliver mass-market low carbon road vehicles within 5 to 15 years. John Laughlin, the Technology Strategy Board’s Low Carbon Vehicles program manager.

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Ford launches greenest Mondeo yet

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The vehicle, which is offered in both five-door and estate form, has a carbon dioxide (CO2) emission rating of 139g/km and furthers Ford’s commitment to creating fuel efficient models. The model includes many emission-reducing features such as low-rolling resistance tyres, an optimum gear change indicator, an aerodynamics enhancing sports suspension and air defectors and a rear spoiler.

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The iconic Ford Transit to become cleaner and greener

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The target for fuel economy is 39.2mpg, while the average CO2 emissions aim to be 189 g/km. Following the launch of ECOnetic models in Ford’s Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo passenger car ranges, Ford are now looking to implement their low CO2 approach in the commercial vehicle market. Ford’s ECOnetic technology is coming to Ford’s most popular commercial vehicle, the Ford Transit.

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Executive saloon squeezes into £35 tax band

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From this week Audi’s popular A4 model earns the right to use the ‘e’ suffix that subtly signifies major strides forward in economy and emissions control as already proven by the Audi A3 1.9 TDIe joins the range alongside the three existing, and continuing, 2.0-litre TDI variants, and employs the very latest efficiency measures to make 61.4mpg and 120g/km CO2 output a reality. With such low emissions, the A4 squeezes into tax band C at just £35 a year.

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Toyota Prius is top choice with renewable energy firm

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Hoval is encouraging its drivers to focus increasingly on the environmental and tax advantages of cars that are good to drive but have low CO2 emissions ratings and fuel consumption,” says Rob Kellock, National Sales Manager of JCT 600, which runs its own Green Fleet consultancy service. A leading supplier of renewable-energy heating products is encouraging its drivers to choose Toyota Prius hybrid cars to help reflect the environmentally friendly nature of its business.

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Farming conservation charity selects Astra ecoFLEX fleet

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Very low CO2 emission levels combined with good fuel economy have led leading countryside conservation organisation The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) to select the Vauxhall Astra ecoFLEX 1.7 They have a very low CO2 emission level of just 119 grams per kilometre, which means less air pollution.

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Insight becomes Science Museum piece

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Being exempt from the London Congestion Charge makes the Insight ideal to transfer books between the two museum sites, while its low CO2 emissions of 101g/km mean it will save the museum money with reduced road tax of £15 a year, low company car tax and excellent fuel economy of 64.2mpg (combined) which means fewer trips to the filling station. “We Hybrid cars, such as the Insight, provide a logical progression towards a zero emission future.”.