has been talking about reducing its carbon emissions through the use of biofuels
all year. It's still unclear whether the luxury automaker will be forced to adhere to the new EU standards of 130 g/km of CO2 by 2015
, but Bentley has already announced its stated goal
of emitting no more than 120g/km of CO2
on a well-to-wheels basis by 2012. This goal runs under the assumption that the cars are running on biofuels such as ethanol
. To make the goal possible (regardless of how probable it may seem), the automaker is expected to launch its first production ethanol model at the Geneva Motor Show
in the spring of 2009.
In related news, British royalty may soon be chauffeured in bio-Bentleys as negotiations are currently underway to have the British ultra-lux automaker supply ethanol-fueled cars for state use. That'd be nice, but we still maintain that the good 'ol diesel engine
would make a whole heap more sense in the big stately saloons.
[Source: Channel 4