01 August 2013

The Fiat 500 is Italy’s most eco-friendly petrol-driven car

  • The Fiat 500 and Fiat 500C 85HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo top the list of petrol-driven cars that emit the least carbon dioxide
  • In 2012, Fiat brand was confirmed as having the lowest average CO2 emissions among Europe's best-selling automotive brands for the sixth year running and contributes to the reduction of emissions in Italy
  • Italy exemplary in terms of CO2 emissions

 

 

The Fiat 500 and Fiat 500C, equipped with 85 HP TwinAir engine, Start&Stop and Dualogic gearbox, have both placed first in the list of petrol-driven models with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions to be found in the "Guida al Risparmio di carburante" (Guide to Fuel Savings) produced by the Ministries for the Environment, for Infrastructure and Transport and for Economic Development.

 

With just 90 g/km of CO2, the iconic Fiat car competes with hybrid cars that dominate the ranking in terms of emissions and consumption, demonstrating the effectiveness of the concrete, accessible solutions that Fiat has made available to a vast public in order toachieve the greatest number of environmental and economic benefits. The TwinAir engine in particular stands out, a concrete example of how technology can reduce consumption and emissions at an affordable price.

 

In addition to the general public, these characteristics have also been acknowledged by the most important international juries.  As early as its début, the TwinAir triumphed at the 'International Engine of the Year Awards 2011', winning 4 awards: one for its displacement category (under 1,000 cm3), 'Best New Engine 2011', 'Best Green Engine 2011' and the 'International Engine of the Year 2011' award, the top award in the competition. To this series of awards, the recent "Best Green Engine of the Year 2013" title, awarded to the methane-fuelled 0.9 TwinAir Turbo bi-fuel, must be added

 

Thanks in part to the adoption of advanced technologies, Fiat was confirmed as having the lowest level of CO2 emissions among Europe's best-selling automotive brands in 2012, according to the ranking of JATO Dynamics, world leader in consultancy and research in the automotive sector.

Fiat has earned this position for the sixth year running, confirming its ongoing commitment to sustainable mobility: in the last six years, Fiat has reduced its average emissions by 13%, from 137.3 to 119.8 g/km of CO2, far surpassing the average target set out by the European Union for 2015, 130 g/km.

In this way, Fiat has made an important contribution to improving the level of greenhouse gas emissions in Italy, of which - as the "Guida al Risparmio di carburante" highlights - 24.1% is accounted for by transport. Furthermore, 62.1% of this figure is generated by the road transport of passengers. The role of the technological development of vehicles is therefore fundamental in protecting the environment.

Thanks precisely to the diffusion of increasingly eco-friendly vehicles, the weighted average of CO2 emissions from cars registered in Italy, according to data from the European Environment Agency, has decreased in the last three years, down to 126.2 g/km in 2012, below the average level for the European Union.

Turin, 1 August 2013

 

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