Fiat named Europe’s greenest car manufacturer
Fiat has been named the greenest manufacturer in Europe by Jato Dynamics, which also placed French trio Peugeot, Citroen and Renault in the top five respectively.
Fiat’s fleet average CO2 emissions of 123.5g/km bettered last year’s by 4.3g/km, no doubt thanks to the popular 500 and Panda city cars that were number one and two in the top 20 greenest models by volume list.
Average CO2 emissions of the Fiat 500 are down 3.9g/km on 2009 to 116g/km, while the Panda recorded a 3.6g/km reduction to reach 118g/km.
Despite Peugeot, Renault and Citroen placing third, fourth and fifth with 132.3, 133.4 and 134.6g/km respectively, they are well on course to meet the EU’s fleet average emissions target of 130g/km by 2012.
The Citroen C3 placed fifth in the greenest models list with 123.8g/km, while Peugeot’s 207 and Renault’s Clio finished eighth and ninth place with 127.6 and 127.9g/km.
“We have seen a significant reduction in average, volume-weighted CO2 output in Europe." commented David Di Girolamo, Head of JATO Consult.
“The litmus test will be to see if this pace of change continues as consumer confidence returns."