Volvo Cars has been named most improved brand in JATO's latest report, "A Review of CO2 Car Emissions Across Europe FY2010".
Volvo attributes its success to the continuing effort of both its drivetrain and design team ensuring each engine and bodystyle is optimised for fuel efficiency and therefore CO2 output. As well as Volvo's DRIVe range, the latest version of Volvo's petrol Turbocharged Direct Injection petrol engines, along with new higher powered and cleaner diesels all of which help with VOlvo's missions statement.
Volvo's DRIVe range is available with nine models, seven of which produce under 120g/km of CO2, with three of those produce 99g/km of CO2. Volvo believes economy should not compromise the style, dynamics or practicality of its models.
The Volvo C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe produce 99g/km of CO2 and so benefit from not charge when entering the London Congestion Charge Zone and free 1st year rate and annual road tax. The Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 DRIVe's produce under 120g/km, which means they are free from the 1st year rate and have a road tax rate of £30 per year.Published 12 May 2011