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Discover all the cars that emit less than 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre

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The Geneva International Motor Show was the first international motor show to dedicate an exhibition area specifically for vehicles powered by alternatives to petrol and by renewable energies: The Green Pavilion which began in 2009. Today, all the large manufacturers have included these low emission vehicles in their product lines. As a result, beginning last year, these vehicles have re-joined the stands of their respective brands, as they are no longer oddities but have become part of their mainstream offerings. This year the visitors who are interested in these technologies can find a brochure presenting all of the vehicles that emit less than 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre. This document has been produced by the Motor Show and SwissEnergy.



Responding to the increasing demand for low emission vehicles, to the necessity to preserve the environment and to the introduction of CO2 emission regulations, automobile manufacturers are now in a race against each other to develop alternative energy technologies that achieve advances in both economy and ecology. In only six years the automobile industry has not only endured a major economic crisis but has also completely revised and adapted their products to satisfy the demands of automobile owners increasingly concerned about the environment.

 

Within the framework of SwissEnergy, the platform of the Swiss government for the promotion of energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy, the Swiss national energy office and the Geneva International Motor Show have produced a brochure that brings together all of the “green” vehicles being presented at the Show.  Regardless of their means of propulsion, all of these vehicles that emit less than 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre will be listed in this publication.

 

The threshold of 95 grams is lower in comparison with 2013.  This figure corresponds to the average level of emissions that the European Union will impose on all new vehicles to be sold in 2021.  Last year the threshold was fixed at 100 grams of CO2 per kilometre.  Around 10% of the 900 vehicles presented at that Geneva Motor show were already below that level.  This year more than 65 models or 7.2% of all the models presented will already qualify for the average emissions criteria set for new vehicles in 6 years’ time.

 

The list of these « green » vehicles can be found here. A competition will be organised for the Motor Show by SuisseEnergie in which three visits to the Termes de Vals resort/spa can be won, a total value of 8,000 Swiss Francs.