Renault Group has become the European leader in terms of low CO2 emissions and the first automotive group to be under 115g/km of CO2, based upon its sales of passenger cars over the full year 2013.
This ranking is the fruit of the rejuvenation of its range, the success of its Energy range of engines, and its electric vehicle sales.
Renault Group has moved into pole position in Europe in terms of low CO2 emissions, with an average of 114.7g/km of CO2 per vehicle (source: AAA-DATA ) based on its passenger car sales over the full year 2013.
Renault Group owes this performance to the recent rejuvenation of its ranges, notably including five models that return less than 100g/km CO2 (Twingo, new Clio, Captur, Mégane and Dacia Sandero ). Indeed, in the small five-seater diesel car sector, the new Clio Energy dCi 90 eco is the class leader with 83g/km. Overall, the new Renault Clio range emits 18.5g/km of CO2 less than the model’s previous generation
Meanwhile, Renault electric vehicle sales have also contributed significantly to the group’s low average CO2 emissions.
Taken as a whole, the average level of CO2 emissions per kilometre across Renault Group’s entire range has improved by nearly 11g in 2013 over 2012, falling from 125.5g/km to 114.7g/km.
“This position of market leader is proof that the combination of our powertrain strategy – with our range of Energy engines – and our electric vehicle strategy is bearing fruit. Thanks to these innovations, Renault Group is achieving tangible results and maintaining its objective to significantly reduce the long-term environmental footprint of its activities. At the same time, these improvements are beneficial for both the planet and our customers,” said Jean-Philippe Hermine, director, Renault Group, Environmental Plan.