Citroën UK ltd
Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom
About Citroën UK
CITROËN'S AFFORDABLE TECHNOLOGY FOR GREEN GAINS
Citroën offers one of the widest UK ranges of low CO2 (120g/km CO2 or lower) cars and light commercial vehicles. The company's philosophy regarding low emissions vehicles is straightforward. Citroën believes that producing affordable low CO2 emissions vehicles, which use conventional technology, has far more positive benefit for the environment than the production of considerably more expensive, less affordable hybrid vehicles.
Thus, Citroën's low CO2 range of cars and vans use both conventional and cost-effective advanced technology, such as Stop & Start and electronic gearbox system (SensoDrive and EGS) technology to achieve their low CO2 levels. The use of conventional technology means that Citroën low CO2 vehicles are available to the private user from just over £6,000 on the road - a feat that no other manufacturer can come close to.
Refining the design of petrol and diesel engined cars and vans to maximise fuel economy gain and minimise CO2 reductions also results in vehicles which can produce low CO2 emissions day in and day out in all motoring environments - something which existing hybrid vehicles cannot achieve.
The current low emissions CO2 range includes no less than six petrol engined and one diesel engined C1 city cars, all with ultra low 108g/km (petrol) and 109g/km (diesel) CO2 ratings, four diesel engined C2 superminis and one C2 van, with CO2 ratings as low as 113g/km, four Citroën C3 diesel engined superminis, five diesel engined, family size C4 coupes and five door hatchbacks as well as three Nemo vans with CO2 ratings as low as 116g/km.
In addition to the sub 120g/km CO2 emissions vehicles, Citroën has also made other emissions reductions moves with all its Euro 4 HDi diesel engined vehicles (both car and van) able to operate on up to 30 per cent blend bio diesel without any technical modification or warranty implications.
As part of its process to reduce the carbon footprint of its products, Citroën has considerably extended service intervals on its products. This has seen major service intervals on all models be increased to up to 25,000 miles. This benefits the operator in terms of reduced down time and lower whole-life servicing costs and also provides environmental benefits as there is a reduced use of lubricants and a reduction in the amount of old engine oil and filters which require disposal.
The company has also been proactive in reducing CO2 emissions and producing fuel economy gains using other affordable technology. This has seen Citroën pioneer the use of Stop Start technology in low cost C2 and C3 superminis, which results in Stop and Start C2 and C3s returning up to15 per cent better fuel economy in urban operation with associated CO2 reductions as well as external noise reduction benefits.
The company has also introduced an increasing number of cars with its Electronic Gearbox System, (EGS) which provides the benefits of two pedal motoring and improved fuel economy, combined with reduced emissions - in the 110hp HDi C4 for example this brings the CO2 emissions of this family-size car down to just 118 g/km.
Last year, as an industry-leading initiative, Citroën unveiled a new environmental programme for its car and LCV ranges. The exacting Airdream programme reflects the company's pro-active approach to minimising the environmental impact of its vehicles. Citroën customers can be assured that all Citroëns carrying the Airdream logo meet the following demanding environmental criteria:
- CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km. or
- Fitted with the diesel particulate filter system (DPFS) or
- Meets Powershift Band 4 standards
And in addition to the above Airdream also means that the vehicles are:
- Manufactured in an ISO 14001 certified factory
- Designed to be 95% recoverable (recycling and energy recovery) at end of life