Opel to Cut CO2 Emissions by 27 Percent with New Powertrains
"Europe will continue be the place that pushes the leading edge of CO2 technology. We intend to stay at that leading edge," said Mike Ableson, Opel's board member responsible for engineering.
By 2020, the European Union wants automakers to cut CO2 emissions to 95 g/km, down from the average 132.3 g/km figure reported last year by market researcher JATO Dynamics. Opel’s 2012 estimated fleet average is rated at 132.8 g/km, which means that a 27 percent reduction would drop the company’s average to about 97 g/km by 2020.
The German automaker plans to become more eco-friendly with 13 new engines and new transmissions by 2016, after General Motors announced it will invest €4 billion ($5.25 billion) to help the brand launch new models and upgrade its German-based facility.
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