BMW ahead of schedule to meet EU CO2 targets

News | November 11th, 2010 by 4
co2 bmw BMW ahead of schedule to meet EU CO2 targets

According to a report by Automotive News, BMW is ahead of schedule to meet reach its 2015 target in emission levels. Ranking 11th in a …

According to a report by Automotive News, BMW is ahead of schedule to meet reach its 2015 target in emission levels. Ranking 11th in a list of automakers ranked by CO2 emissions, BMW has to reduce emissions by only 8 percent to reach its 2015 target of 139g/km from 151g/km in 2009.

Toyota is the best placed among automakers to reach its 2015 target, according to the Brussels-based green transport campaigners Transport & Environment, which analyzed official EU data.

In 2009, BMW Group achieved 10.2 per cent reduction in emission levels. BMW Group’s average vehicle emissions in 2008 was 154g/km, down 10.2 per cent from 172g/km in 2007.

bmw efficient dynamics 2010 655x482 BMW ahead of schedule to meet EU CO2 targetsBMW Group’s success in reducing CO2 is thanks to its EfficientDynamics program which incorporates a wide variety of fuel-saving and emissions-reducing measures across the whole vehicle range as standard. EfficientDynamics technology includes Auto Start-Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration and Active Aerodynamics, amongst a wide range of other features.

To reduce the amount of CO2 emissions, the EU set automakers individual CO2 reduction targets as part of a goal to cut average new-car emissions in Europe overall to 130g/km by 2015 from 160g/km in 2006 The EU threatens heavy fines for companies that fail to reach their targets.

The 130g/km figure is equivalent to fuel consumption of about 5.6 liters of gasoline or 5.0 liters of diesel fuel per 100 km.

co2 bmw BMW ahead of schedule to meet EU CO2 targets

[Source: AutoNews ]

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