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Fiat has lowest CO2 again

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The Fiat brand and Fiat Group recorded Europe’s lowest volume weighted CO2 emissions, with Fiat Automobiles logging a CO2 average of just 123.1 g/km (4.7 g/km less than the 2009 average).

This placed it top of all brands for the fourth year running, and well ahead of the European target of 130 g/km, due to be met in 2015.

Fiat also ranked first among the motor groups with 125.9 g/km, an improvement of 5 g/km on last year. The figure takes into account all Fiat’s brands, including the Ferrari supercars and Maserati’s high performance luxury vehicles.

Fiat claims that this is the result of implementing technological solutions aimed at containing consumption and emissions, as well as raising the awareness of motorists for a more environmentally responsible use of their cars.

Fiat’s initiatives include MultiAir, MultiJet and TwinAir engines, along with alternative fuels (CNG Natural Power and LPG Easy Power), Start&Stop; electronic gearshift management (Dualogic robotised transmission), electronic traction management (Traction Plus) and Fiat’s eco:Drive, the in-car software which analyses driver behaviour and suggests ways to improve it.

The figures are from JATO Dynamics, the world’s leading automotive consultancy and research firm.