Σε μια εποχή που η βενζίνη έχει αγγίξει τα 2 ευρώ το λίτρο και τα τέλη κυκλοφορίας βασίζονται στις εκπομπές CO2, είναι σημαντικό από όλους μας να δώσουμε προσοχή στο τι αυτοκίνητο θα αγοράσουμε. Έτσι ας δούμε τα 10 φιλικότερα προς το περιβάλλον αυτοκίνητα καθώς και τα 10 αυτοκίνητα με τις χαμηλότερες εκπομπές CO2, έτσι όπως τα κατέταξε το Traffic Club of Germany VCD (Verkehrsclub Deutschland).

To VCD είναι ένας μη-κερδοσκοπικός οργανισμός και τα αποτέλεσμα βασίστηκαν πάνω σε αυτά τα κριτήρια: Το 60% από τις εκπομπές CO2, το 20% της ηχορύπανσης, το 15% των επιβλαβών εκπομπών (NO2, NOx) και το 5% στις περιβαλλοντικές επιπτώσεις. Στην πρώτη θέση βρίσκεται το VW eco up! ενώ το Toyota Yaris Hybrid είναι το αυτοκίνητο με τις μικρότερες εκπομπές CO2.

Top 10

1 VW eco up! 8.03
2 Lexus CT 200h 7.83
3 Toyota Prius 7.53
4 Toyota iQ 1.0 VVT-i 7.43
5 Toyota Prius+ 7.38
6 Toyota Auris Hybrid 7.33
7 Toyota Yaris Hybrid 7.23
8 Nissan Pixo 1.0 7.03
9 Honda Insight 6.98
Honda Jazz Hybrid 6.98

Lowest CO2 emissions (in g/km)

1 Toyota Yaris Hybrid 79
VW eco up! 79
3 Hyundai i20 blue 1.1 CRDi 84
4 Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi ISG 85
5 smart fortwo coupe 40 kW cdi 86
6 Citroen C3 e-Hdi 70 Airdream EGS 87
Citroen DS3 e-Hdi 70 Airdream EGS 87
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi ECOnetic 87
Lexus CT 200h 87
Peugeot 208 e-Hdi FAP 68 EGS5 87
VW Polo 1.2 TDI BlueMotion 87

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Δελτίο Τύπου

Outstanding performance for Toyota and Lexus vehicles in German Environmental Car List

Toyota and Lexus vehicles took six out of the top 10 spots overall as the most environmentally friendly vehicles in the recently published Environmental Car List. The Lexus CT 200h came in second overall joined by five Toyota models, including the iQ, Yaris Hybrid, Auris Hybrid, Prius and Prius+ in the 2012/2013 report published by the Traffic Club of Germany (Verkehrsclub Deutschland, or VCD).

In the “Compact Class” category, the Lexus CT 200h came in first scoring 7.83 in the report’s ranking, while the current generation Toyota Auris Hybrid placed second with 7.33.

The Toyota Prius and the recently launched seven-seater Toyota Prius+ placed first and second respectively in the “Family Car” category. In the same category, Toyota Verso-S 1.4 D-4D came in joint eighth with a score of 5.95.

Toyota’s latest addition to the Prius Family, the Prius+ also placed first in the category for seven-seater models with a score of 7.38.

Launched earlier this year, and built in France, the Toyota Yaris Hybrid took joint top spot for most environmentally friendly vehicles in terms of CO2 emissions at just 79 g/km. The Lexus CT 200h continues to perform well from last year’s result, coming in at joint sixth with CO2 emissions of just 87 g/km.

The Traffic Club of Germany, or VCD, is a non-profit organisation promoting environmentally and socially sustainable mobility. The organisation first published its Environmental Car List in 1989, the year it was founded. The evaluation criteria for the report is based on the following factors: 60% CO2 emissions; 20% noise pollution; 15% harmful emissions (e.g. particulate matters, NO2, NOx); and 5% environmental impact (e.g. NOx).

Top 10

1 VW eco up! 8.03
2 Lexus CT 200h 7.83
3 Toyota Prius 7.53
4 Toyota iQ 1.0 VVT-i 7.43
5 Toyota Prius+ 7.38
6 Toyota Auris Hybrid 7.33
7 Toyota Yaris Hybrid 7.23
8 Nissan Pixo 1.0 7.03
9 Honda Insight 6.98
Honda Jazz Hybrid 6.98

Lowest CO2 emissions (in g/km)

1 Toyota Yaris Hybrid 79
VW eco up! 79
3 Hyundai i20 blue 1.1 CRDi 84
4 Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi ISG 85
5 smart fortwo coupe 40 kW cdi 86
6 Citroen C3 e-Hdi 70 Airdream EGS 87
Citroen DS3 e-Hdi 70 Airdream EGS 87
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi ECOnetic 87
Lexus CT 200h 87
Peugeot 208 e-Hdi FAP 68 EGS5 87
VW Polo 1.2 TDI BlueMotion 87