For the fourth year running, Fiat Automobiles is the brand which has recorded the lowest level of CO2 emissions by vehicles sold in Europe in 2010, with an average measurement of 123.1 g/km (4.7 g/km less than the 2009 average).
Fiat also ranked first as Group, with 125.9 g/km, an improvement of 5 g/km on last year.
The record is certified by JATO Dynamics, the world’s leading automotive consultancy and research firm.
This is an important achievement and a continuing improvement: over the last 4 years, Fiat Automobiles has reduced its average emissions by 10%, from 137.3 to 123.1 g/km of CO2, significantly lower than the target set out by the European Union for 2015, which has been fixed at 130 g/km.
This result shows Fiat’s commitment to protecting the environment through the development of simple and ingenious solutions such as the TwinAir engine, the world’s most “ecological” turbo petrol engine, the use of alternative fuels such as Methane/LPG, a sector in which the brand is the European leader, and the development of innovative technology such as eco:Drive, an application which encourages a driving style which is more responsible and eco-compatible, and which has allowed a large number of the drivers who use it regularly to achieve emissions which are even lower than the type-approval levels.
All of Fiat’s eco-technological innovation is grouped under the “Air Technologies” brand, which represents and encapsulates the evolution of a single idea. Over the last 20 years that idea has brought revolutionary solutions to the market, solutions which at the same time are simple and of low environmental impact, solutions which do not ask the client to give up any of the driving pleasure which has always been so characteristic of Italian cars.
The 500 TwinAir range will debut in South Africa during the second half of 2011.