Fiat has registered the lowest average CO2 emissions for cars sold in Europe in the first half of 2010.
The figure of 123.5 g/km was corroborated by leading automotive advisor JATO.
Of the top 10 brands, Fiat is ahead of Toyota (128.0 g/km), Peugeot (132.3 g/km), Citroen (133.4 g/km), Renault (134.6 g/km), Ford (137.0 g/km), Opel/Vauxhall (141.0 g/km), Volkswagen (142.2 g/km), Audi (154.2 g/km) and BMW (154.5 g/km).
All of the 20 best-selling models in Europe reduced their emissions in the first half of 2010. However the Fiat 500 came first with 116.0 g/km CO2 , the Fiat Panda came second (118.9 g/km) and the Fiat Punto came fourth (123.5 g/km).
Fiat Group Automobiles was also confirmed first among the groups (126.2 g/km), increasing the gap with respect to Toyota (130.0 g/km), PSA (132.8 g/km), Renault (136.7 g/km) and Hyundai (138.3 g/km). It means Fiat is the only automotive group that is already below the European average goal of 130 g/km set for 2015.
Fiat SpA has also been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe indexes, receiving a score of 93/100 compared with the Automobiles sector average of 70/100.
And last month Fiat Group was recognised as the Automobiles sector leader in the Sustainalytics assessment with a score of 79/100. Sustainalytics is a global provider of environmental, social and governance research.