PSA leads the way on CO2 emissions in Europe

If new CO2 emissions limits do get enacted in the EU soon, the French and Italian automakers will be in the best position to meet them soonest. A new study of the largest automakers emissions in 2005 and 2006 showed that PSA/Peugeot-Citroen led the way last year with an average of only 142 g/km for their fleet followed by Fiat and Renault at 144 and 147 respectively. DaimlerChrysler was at the opposite end of the scale actually increasing emissions by 2.8 percent to 188 g/km which might be related to the 4.1 percent increase in their average vehicle weight. BMW was the next worst at 184 g/km, which is at least was an improvement of 2.5 percent. Volkswagen also increased slightly although they are still at 166 g/km.

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