Slough, United Kingdom, September 18, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- One of the 25 best-selling automobile brands in Europe and after two years of holding the leadership position, Fiat Automobiles has proven to be the brand having the lowest average CO2 emissions on cars sold during the first half of 2009. Fiat has also set a new record: it is the only full-liner brand that already today has achieved the European average goal of 130 g/km established for 2015.
This record contributed to the establishment of another record: Fiat Group Automobiles is number one in the results by groups (132.9 g/km), in front of Toyota, PSA, Renault and Hyundai.
"Improving the environment is not a goal for the future, but something we can do right away, and we are doing it now", said Lorenzo Sistino, CEO of Fiat Automobiles. These figures provide significant proof of the unceasing dedication Fiat lavishes on seeking innovative solutions to control polluting emissions and the level of CO2. But FIAT’s commitment has always been to the public’s real needs and won’t be stopping here. Our aim is actually to reinforce our European record in emission reduction by introducing new engines, new technologies and new applications.
New engines, like the innovative Multiair technology introduced to petrol engines, capable of guaranteeing up to 10% fewer CO2 emissions, and the new generation of Common Rail Multijet diesel engines that will make their debut on the Punto EVO and that will be gradually adopted on all of our Group's cars. New technologies, like Start&Stop, presented on the Fiat 500 and now standard on all Punto EVO EURO 5 engines. Start&Stop is able to cut CO2 emissions in the urban cycle up to 12%. New applications like “eco:Drive”, the innovative software program that through the USB port of the versatile Blue&Me system allows the driver to analyse his or her driving behaviour to then optimize consumption and therefore emissions. Sixty thousand people have downloaded it in less than a year since its launch, and 25,000 are using it daily to monitor their driving styles."
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