Second Green Car Award in UK for Renault Modus

For the second year running, Renault Modus won the ‘Small MPV’ category in the Environmental Transport Association’s (ETA) ‘Green Car Awards’.

ETA had a hard decision to make, as it had more than 1,300 vehicles currently on sale in UK to analyze and to establish which is the greenest vehicle.

“We are very pleased to receive recognition for our environmental commitment especially from such a prestigious organisation as the Environmental Transport Association. Modus and Grand Modus winning the Small MPV category in the Green Car Awards for the second year running is a great achievement,” said Roland Bouchara, Managing Director, Renault UK.

Power, emissions, fuel efficiency and even the amount of noise produced were taken into consideration, all this in order to elaborate this year’s edition of the Car Buyers’ Guide, which was first published by ETA in 1992.

“The discrepancy between the greenest and the least green cars in Britain today is striking, but the market is changing and a combination of consumer pressure alongside government leadership will result in an increasing choice of environmentally-sound cars,” said ETA director Andrew Davis in a release.

At the beginning of 2009, Renault was announcing the expansion of its E85 bioethanol-fueled product lineup with two new models, namely the Modus and the new Kangoo families. According to the French automaker, the E85 bioethanol is both economical and ecological, and also reduces well-to-wheel CO2 emissions by as much as 70 per cent.

Renault has 29 cars in its range which are in the ‘120 g/km CO2 emissions or under, of which seven are Modus and Grand Modus versions. These vehicles are manufactured in a plant that has been certified ISO 14001, 95% recoverable at the end of their lifecycle, and include at least 5% recycled plastics.
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