COLOGNE, Germany – Ford has outperformed all German car manufacturers in an independent study of fleet vehicle emission levels carried out by JATO Dynamics.
Analysis of new vehicles on sale in Germany last year revealed Ford had a fleet emissions average of just 129.1 g/km - 3.6 g/km less than in 2011 and 3.2 g/km lower than the industry average for 2012.
Ford’s exceptional performance was boosted by models such as the Fiesta ECOnetic and the launch of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which features three cylinders, direct injection and turbocharging to deliver power levels associated with much larger engines, coupled with remarkably low fuel consumption.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost equipped Ford Fiesta ECOnetic boasts a combined fuel consumption figure of only 3.3 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of just 87 g/km.
JATO Dynamics analysed new car emission levels across 23 European markets. Its findings confirm that Ford is one of nine volume producers to already reach the EU target of a maximum of 130 g/km CO2 for 2015.
"Most volume brands have reduced their fleet emissions by combining intelligent technology with increased sales of electric and hybrid vehicles," said Gareth Hession, Vice President of JATO Research.