Lower CO2 emissions in 2009 of luxury vehicles and supercars

Posted on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 , 07:09:06 byEmil

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Lower CO2 emissions in 2009 of luxury vehicles and supercars

A report of JATO Dynamics states that the level of CO2 emissions of both supercar and luxury vehicles have been reduced in 2009 in comparison to 2008. More precisely, JATO Dynamics compared the level of CO2 emissions of cars in the fist half of 2009 in comparison to the first half of 2008. All the automakers included in the study have decreased the CO2 emissions level this year, with one single exception. I am talking about Maserati, who have recorded an increase of 20 grams per kilometer of carbon dioxide emissions.

David Di Girolamo, head of JATO Consult, has stated that ``Of course, supercars are starting from a high base and have more scope to reduce emissions than mainstream cars, but the speed with which they are improving their CO2 performance should be credited``. He continued by saying that ``Sales volumes might be on a smaller scale, but those manufacturers we studied sell close to 100.000 cars combined each year, and we know well that the days of supercar makers being excluded from the environmental debate are over``.

The best performing brand in 2009 in terms of CO2 emissions reduction is Chevrolet , which has the biggest volume reduction of all automakers. In terms of percentage, Chevrolet has reduced the overall CO2 emissions by 9.5 percent, but in terms of volume they are the top performers.

In terms of percentage, the German tuning company/automaker Alpina that sells modified BMW models managed to reduce their average CO2 emissions level by 14.1 % in comparison to the first half of 2009. Still, in terms of volume, Alpina is quite far away from other brands.

It seems that the Italian automaker Ferrari is on the road to achieving their goal of reducing the average CO2 emissions down from 400 grams per kilometer to 280-300 grams of CO2 emissions by 2012. More precisely, in 2009 Ferrari managed to reduce the average level of CO2 emissions by 40.4 grams per kilometer.


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