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2013-03-08 09:25

ECO:DRIVE DRIVERS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS: According to Fiat, 90 000 eco:Drive users will cut CO2 emissions by 5000 tons per year.


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ROME, Italy - Fiat, for the sixth consecutive year, has been confirmed as the automaker with Europe' lowest average CO2 emissions - 119.8g/km.

The record for 2012 is certified by JATO Dynamics, a leading provider of automotive intelligence.

Fiat reports that it has reduced its average CO2 emissions by about 13% (from 137.3g/km), "a result significantly lower" than the target average of 130g/km set for 2015 by the European Union.


Aiding Fiat's push to reduce CO2 emissions is the Italian automaker's 900cc, twin-cylinder, 60kW TwinAir turbo engine first seen in the Fiat Panda and capable of 86g/km. According to Fiat, 90 000 eco:Drive users will cut CO2 emissions by 5000 tons per year.

Fiat has also been Europe’s leading producer of natural-gas vehicles for more than 15 years and has the largest eco-friendly bi-fuel (natural gas/petrol) vehicles for a wide variety of private and commercial users. Fiat sold more than 500 000 natural gas-powererd cars and commercial vehicles between 1997 and 2012.

The automaker continues to invest in eco:Drive, an application that improves driving styles by giving personalised recommendations for reducing emissions and saving fuel. In 2012 the eco:Drive mobile application was created for smartphones.

The next eco:Drive Live was introduced with the Fiat 500L at the 2013 Geneva auto show and help people monitor their driving style.
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