Peugeot awarded 'greenest manufacturer' title
Peugeot has been chosen as ‘Green Fleet Manufacturer of the Year’ in the Fleet News 2011 Awards.
The Peugeot 5008 Compact MPV was also highly commended in the Fleet News 2011 Awards ‘Best People Carrier’ category.
The decision for giving such an award, presented at a ceremony in London, was made by a panel consisting of fleet industry experts and senior members of the Fleet News editorial team, which is led by former SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan and audited by Deloitte.
The Fleet News Awards represents an opportunity for the fleet industry to be honoured in one of the biggest networking evenings of the year. The award categories cover fleet services, manufacturers and suppliers.
Presenting the award, the deputy editor at Fleet News, Simon Harris commented: ‘Peugeot continue to drive down average emissions in 2010 and is upping the ante for 2011 with an electric vehicle, new low-CO2 diesel models, a new e-HDi micro-hybrid option and the launch of the world’s first diesel-electric hybrid’.
This accolade marks a year in which Peugeot started with the arrival of the new iOn, an all-electric vehicle. Following this new model were 508 and 308 models that feature the latest e-HDi micro-hybrid and Stop & Start System.
Later this year in October, the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 will be launched. It uniquely combines an HDi 163 diesel engine driving the front wheels, with an electric motor producing 37bhp at the rear to give a maximum total of 200bhp.
The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 will be the world’s first diesel-electric hybrid to be launched. Different methods of driving this power are available, either to all four wheels, Auto, Sport, 4WD, and ZEV (Zero Emission Mode).
Overall the 3008 can potentially achieve 74.4mpg, producing 99g/km CO2. Prices for this model will start from £26,600.