Which Manufacturers Are Meeting The EU Emissions Targets?

Wednesday, 22. October 2014

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I am often asked why manufacturers have included things like stop/start technology and are hell bent on reducing engine sizes to that fitted to a 1960’s moped? Are they all becoming amazingly environmentally responsible? Well I’m sure some manufacturers would argue that they are becoming more responsible and are concerned about the environment but I would suspect that it is more to do with cash!

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Or more important fines that will be imposed by the EU if the manufacturers don’t meet CO2 emission targets. And they won’t be pussy footing about, they are set to impose fines of millions of Euros so it is important that the manufacturers tow the line. But how is the ‘average’ CO2 being calculated?

It isn’t as simple as one would think? The obvious suggestion is to take the total cars sold x their individual CO2 output then divided back by the number of cars sold. If you thought this, you would be wrong because it would be unfair on manufacturers of prestige cars compared to those who make predominantly small cars.

The answer was to build in each car’s weight into the equation. As a result Business Car applied the rules to the top 20 manufacturers to see who was producing the greenest cars and which manufacturers were meeting the CO2 targets for their range. Surprisingly no manufacturers were on target but they listed the top manufacturers as follows with their achievement compared to target:

Rank Manufacturer % of Target
1 Renault 94
2 Peugeot 86
3 Volkswagen 84
4 Volvo 74
5 Toyota 70
6= Citroen 64
6= Ford 64
8 Seat 62
9 Audi 58
10 Mercedes 56
11= Skoda 52
11= Vauxhall 52
13 Nissan 50
14= BMW 48
14= Kia 48
16= Fiat 40
16= Honda 40
18 Hyundai 38
19 Mini 36
20 Land Rover 24

By Graham Hill

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