While the Frankfurt Motor Show tries to present us with the future of motoring, the European Federation for Transport and Environment has taken stock of where automakers are today. Fiat and PSA Peugeot-Citroen came out with the lowest average CO2 emissions (138 and 139 grams/kilometer, respectively) while BMW and Mazda were the most improved (down 10.2 and 8.2 percent, respectively). Here are Europe's top ten manufacturers ranked by average 2008 CO2 emissions in g/km (2007 numbers in parenthesis):
  1. Fiat 138 (142)
  2. PSA Peugeot-Citroen 139 (142)
  3. Renault 143 (147)
  4. Toyota 147 (150)
  5. Hyundai 149 (161)
  6. Ford 152 (163)
  7. GM 153 (157)
  8. Honda 154 (172)
  9. BMW 154 (172)
  10. Suzuki 156 (172)
EFTE says that the data show that automakers are responding to low-CO2 legislation and that the emissions reductions are not due solely to the financial crisis, fuel prices or changing consumer behavior. Jos Dings, director of Transport & Environment said: "The new EU law is already having an impact... What is actually happening is that carmakers are seeing how far they have to cut and changing their fleets accordingly." More details are available after the jump, and you can download the full report from EFTE here. In a similar vein, JATO recently ranked the most-improved supercar companies on their CO2 emissions. Thanks to William for the tip!

[Source: Transport and Environment]






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