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BMW, Toyota, PSA closest to EU CO2 targets

News | March 28th, 2011 by 9
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According to AutoNews, BMW currently ranks third among automakers closest to achieving the CO2 targets by 2015. Ahead of BMW, Toyota and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen are on …

According to AutoNews, BMW currently ranks third among automakers closest to achieving the CO2 targets by 2015. Ahead of BMW, Toyota and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen are on track to reaching their EU-mandated CO2 targets.

BMW needs to cut their overall fleet emissions by 7.1 percent to comply with the tougher emissions regulations, which start to take effect next year. Toytota and PSA need to reduce CO2 only by 4.2 percent, 5.1 respectively.

By 2015, new EU regulations stipulate that auto industry must reduce CO2 emissions from new cars sold in Europe to a fleet average of 130 grams per kilometer. Last year’s average was 140.9g/km, down from 145.9g/km in 2009, according to JATO’s analysis of 21 European markets.

In November 2010, it was reported that BMW is ahead of schedule to meet CO2 targets. At the time, BMW ranked 11th in a list of automakers ranked by CO2 emissions. 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 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.

AutoNews says if the automakers fall short, they will face steep fines. From 2012 to 2018, the penalties that an auto group faces for being over its target are: 5 euros per vehicle for the first g/km of CO2; 15 euros for the second gram; 25 euros for the third gram; and 95 euros from the fourth gram onwards. A carmaker with sales of 1 million units in Europe that misses the target by 1g/km of CO2 faces a 5 million euro fine.

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[Source: AutoNews ]

  • pimeto

    I cant dig this ? Why every company has different targets ?
    and soon they will go reducing the HP power to lower the fuel consumption – the technology is pretty much on the limit…

    • Nnnn

      good question. There are obviously other parts of the equation, maybe some emissions credit system, or credit for past good deeds, or the goal is actually based on percentage reduction from their current gunk output. I wonder what lamborghini’s or hummer’s 2010/2015 goals are.

    • Nnnn

      good question. There are obviously other parts of the equation, maybe some emissions credit system, or credit for past good deeds, or the goal is actually based on percentage reduction from their current gunk output. I wonder what lamborghini’s or hummer’s 2010/2015 goals are.

    • wazon8

      Perhaps the reason for different targets of average emission is that they’re counted from target emission for engines with particular capacity. Since BMW produces numbers of inline6 and V8 engines with great hp numbers, they cannot reduce emission to the level of – say – Fiat, which mostly produce inline4 and inline3 and few bigger engines for Alfa Romeo and Ferrari.

      I don’t get the logic behind your thesis that in order to achieve lower fuel consumption the max. output will be reduced. Why is it supposed to go on this way? In last 5 – 6 years, BMW showed that they’re able to recude fuel consumption, while still increasing max. output. Just compare fuel consumption and max. output of N/A inline6 from 330i e90 with N/A inline 6 in 330i e46. Same story goes for recent 330d and previous one. Not mentioning that even high-end 335i and 335d consume less than previous high-end – respectively – 330i and 330d, while providing a way more power and torgue. You seem also to overlook the other way on which BMW is supposed to get their emission target. They simply replace bigger engines with smaller ones. The magnificent high-rev. V10 from M5 e60 is replaced by smaller 4.4 TT V8, the V8 4.0 from M3 e92 is rumored to be replaced by inline6 3.0 TT. Both of these engines (will) consume less, while still producing more power and torgue than predecessor. New turbocharged inline4 with a mission of replacing some of 3.0 litre N/A inline6 is another example of a way on which BMW is going to reduce emission. Neither of them involve sacrifying max. power.

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  • EMPOWER

    lambo will be part of vw. this is the death nail for low volume independent sports cars companies thats why porsche was trying to by vw. all i know mercedes cars will have alot of work to do or they will have to sale a hell off a lot more smart cars

  • BMWGOD

    This is the world we live in, where idiots measure CO2 emissions… mentally retarded global warming/climate change fanatics. These fuckFaces should ride bicycles if they don’t want to pollute mother earth, or better yet, they shouldn’t reproduce, since their farting offspring will create too much CO2 gas.

  • BMWGOD

    PS, i think people are dumber than dirt. How we can let these assholes get away with this climate change bullshit i will never know… i guess because some pig on tv says it, then it must be true syndrome.

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