Transport & Environment, an independent European environmental group said that BMW AG vehicles made more progress in reducing fuel-consumption and emissions than any other automaker last year. The report said that rival Daimler AG has not improved fuel-efficiency in over the past two year.
According to the report, BMW cut greenhouse gas emissions down 7.3 percent last year from 2006 to 170 grams per kilometer. Currently France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen is the best performing group in the EU with 141 grams per kilometer.
The European Commission is pushing to have all automakers to built cars that average no more than 120 grams of CO2 per kilometer by 2012 and no more than 95 grams by 2015. BMW along with other German car makers have been lobbying against the planned EU law asking for less stricter limits.
We don’t think BMW is concerned about reaching those figures – but kudos to Bavarian for their continious effort.
Source: Detroit News