In its sixth annual analysis, the European Federation for Transport and Environment found that Volvo led all European automakers in CO2 emissions reductions in 2010. The analysis shows that the Swedish automaker reduced its European fleet-wide emissions by nine percent in 2010, while most other automakers slashed their emissions by only two to six percent.
Cutting CO2 emissions is a driving force behind the development of more fuel-efficient vehicles and cleaner-burning engines. Reduced CO2 is also a prime reason that vehicles such as hybrids and electrics have begun to capture sales across the globe. The global reduction of CO2 has been a focus of governments for quite some time now, but little progress has been made. Perhaps the lack of progress can be attributed to a lack of spending to address the problem.
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Ferrari has set itself an aggressive goal of reducing the carbon dioxide emissions of its cars by 40 percent over the next four years. The company will have to make some pretty drastic changes to its powertrains to achieve that reduction from 400 g/km to about 280 g/km. One change it has no intention of making is adopting diesel engines. Instead it will go to smaller, more efficient engines using technologies like direct injection and turbocharging. The company just announced its first direct in
The drama of implementing carbon dioxide emissions limits for European cars continues this week with the latest directional change. This time around, with the French holding the rotating presidency of the European Union, a new proposal has emerged that would see the limits phased in over a three-year period beginning in 2012. Originally, the plan was to have each manufacturer's fleet average no more than 130 g/km of C02 emissions by 2012. Under the latest proposal, only 60 percent of an automake
If you have a passion for Tata-owned British luxury vehicles and you're willing to move to central England, then Jaguar/Land Rover may have the opportunity of a lifetime for you. The newly Indian-owned British marques are looking to fill 600 positions to beef up their engineering staffs that work on emissions performance. Both experienced engineers and yungins fresh out of college are needed, as well as a few HR schmucks and some purchasing and finance bean counters. The reason for the new hires