RE­NAULT has be­come the Euro­pean leader in low CO2 emis­sions

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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: AAADATA**) 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, New Clio En­ergy dCi 90 eco² 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.

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