Far from being cynical, when something or somebody gets reported as the most improved, it only makes me feel they were pretty bad to start with.
Anyway, the latest JATO report of car Co2 emissions across Europe has reported car maker Volvo as most improved with average emissions of 157.5g/km across the range.
Volvo introduced something the called “DRIVe Towards Zero” and now offer 9 cars in the DRIVe range with 3 cars in the range producing just 99g/km.
So this means you can now get into a C30, S40 or V50 at under the 100g/km, whilst even the bigger S60, V60, V70 and S80 DRIVe versions achieve under 120g/km.
Volvo have always been innovators, although they have had a tough time after being sold to Ford, then becoming unwanted and being sold to chinese motor manufacture Geely Holdings Group in 2010. Clearly the technology that’s allowed this is a legacy of the days it was owned by the Ford Motor Company as the type of R&D required to produce these more sophisticated low Co2 engines and drive trains is both expensive and time consuming. But never the less, it’s good to see Volvo becoming a credible alternative for buyers and companies that have policies towards running vehicles that produce less emissions.