Volvo: 2010 CO2 Reduction Champion

In today’s financially and environmentally concerned world, CO2 is one of the most important notions for an automotive producer. Thus, carmakers from around the world are making efforts to cut average emissions throughout their ranges. A recent study released by Jato (A Review of CO2 Car Emissions across Europe FY2010) places Volvo at the top of the companies that have improved the emissions in 2010 (fiscal year).

Volvo’s engineers have worked together with company designers to optimise both powerplants and bodies for fuel efficiency and this is what led to the CO2 reduction - the company registered an average emission value of 157.5 grams per km.

The DRIVe range is now available in nine models, with seven models falling below the 120g/km of which three produce just 99g/km of CO2.  Volvo's belief is that economy should come without compromise.  With this in mind, all of Volvo's DRIVe models have the same style, dynamics and practicality as the rest of the range,” a Volvo statement reads.

Volvo’s CO2 army consists of the DRIVe range, as well as fresh incarnations of the company’s Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection petrol units, and the newly announced clean diesel engines.

In addition to that, Volvo’s reduced CO2 emissions level offers specific advantages for UK buyers.

With the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe's producing only 99g/km of CO2, they benefit from entering London's Congestion Charge Zone for free and free 1st year rate and annual road tax. The Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 DRIVe's produce under 120g/km meaning they are all free from the 1st year rate and only command £30 each year for road tax,” the company explains in a statement.
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