Berlin, 16. August 2007 – Japanese automakers are in front of the construction of environmentally friendly cars, but the German carmakers are slowly picking up. This is the result of the now from the traffic club Germany E.V. (VCD) published Auto Environmental List 2007/2008. Winners in the overall ranking is as in the previous year of the Honda Civic Hybrid with a hinted lead in front of the Toyota Prius and with coarse distance to the point and almost identical drilling Citroen C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo in third place. The only German car creates it again only the VW Polo BlueMotion among the top ten.
German points through innovative technology
However, the German automakers can score points in the family cars and in the compact class by innovative technology – especially for cars of the model year 2008, which are available from autumn 2007. Hermann-Josef Vogt from the VCD Federal Board: "We buried that the German automakers finally put on low-consumption cars. However, they are far from the pioneer in climate protection. Afterwards, they look after the Japanese behind, who take seven of the best ten places. In addition, the results can not exchange that the German carmakers next to their newly discovered love for the environment at the same time promoting the paragraph of gelandome luxury limousins with extremely high consumption values."
350 models rated
In his car environmental list, the OKologically oriented traffic club rates about 350 current car models according to the criteria consumption, pollutant outstob and Larm. In the compact class, the VW Golf 1 occupies.4 with TSI gasoline engine and seven-speed direct switching behind the Hybrid Honda the second place. The bronze medal share the diesel vehicles Audi A3 1.9 TDI E and the Golf 1.9 TDI BlueMotion. Well, BMW also cuts abruptly with its new EFFICENTDYNAMICS models. Bayern come with the stationary version of the 318d for the first time in second place at the family cars. Compared to the transaction model, the touring consumes, among other things, by using a start-stop automatic and a braking energy recovery a liter of diesel less.
71 cars recommended
A total of 71 of the carved vehicles received from the VCD review: "If a car, then one thing!" You reach at least 6.65 out of ten possible environmental points and stob up less than 140 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Nevertheless, the auto industry will make your commitment to reduce the CO2 outset of your new cars in Europe by 2008 to 140 grams per kilometer, so the VCD. The average of all cars sold by European manufacturers in the EU last year was 160 grams of CO2 per kilometer.