Volvo tops list for cutting carbon

Volvo tops the list of European carmakers for cutting carbon emissions, research shows.

The European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E) analysis shows that European vehicle manufacturers reduced carbon emissions by an average of 2% to 6% last year.

By comparison, Swedish carmaker Volvo stood out with an average CO2 emission reduction of 9%.

Stefan Jacoby, president and chief executive of Volvo Car Corporation, said: "We are delighted and very proud of this result. We are following our ambitious plan which puts the spotlight on cutting carbon dioxide emissions."

The higher-than-average reduction comes after the company's "DRIVe towards zero" campaign. This has seen highly successful sales of new fuel-efficient diesel vehicles by driver who want to save on their emissions, fuel costs and breakdown cover.

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