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Car industry needs to do more to reduce carbon emissions

Manufacturers are still not doing enough to reduce carbon emissions.

Average carbon dioxide performance in the car industry has only improved by 1.16% since 2006, according to www.cleangreencars.co.uk.

But Mini has bucked the trend, with its CO2 figure falling by 17.38%. It comes fourth in the top five manufacturers with the lowest CO² figure. Fiat takes the lead with 142.15g/km CO² followed by Peugeot, Daihatsu, Mini and Citroen.

The overall average of all cars sold in 2007 was 164.39 g/km CO² compared to 166.32g/km CO² in 2006. The original voluntary agreement was to reduce carbon emissions to 140g/km by 2008. Now, the aim is to reach 130g/km by 2012.

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