ECO2, A New Label for Models that are more Environmentally-Friendly and More Economical gaycarboys (3)

 

Renault’s commitment to sustainable transport dates back more than twenty years. In 2007, Renault was the first carmaker to launch a label —eco²— that would provide customers with at-a-glance identification of the vehicles with lower CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

Renault is now announcing a new label under an ongoing policy to shrink its environmental footprint. For reasons of consistency the name is the same, but for today’s ECO2 label the criteria have been toughened up. The new ECO2 label is thus more meaningful to the motorist and closer in line with their expectations. For each Renault model, the ECO2 label identifies models with the lowest CO2 emissions levels.

ECO2, A New Label for Models that are more Environmentally-Friendly and More Economical gaycarboys (1)The new ECO2 label illustrates Renault’s continued drive to reduce CO2 emissions from its internal-combustion vehicles.

It also fits in with Renault’s wide-reaching environmental policy, which seeks an average worldwide carbon-footprint reduction of 3% per year per vehicle sold in addition to steady reductions in environmental footprint for each successive generation of each model. This is measured across the whole vehicle lifecycle from the drawing board to the scrap yard.

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ECO2, A New Label for Models that are more Environmentally-Friendly and More Economical gaycarboys (2)Renault’s new ECO2 label identifies a selection of low-CO2-emission vehicles.

The criteria behind the new ECO2 label are tougher than those for the previous ECO2 label, which denoted all passenger car versions with CO2 emissions below 120 g/km, produced at plants certified to ISO 4001, recyclable to at least 85%, and (since 2011) with at least 7% of plastics sourced from recycled materials.

The new ECO2 label identifies the most fuel-efficient  version of each Renault model, by type of fuel and transmission. Motorists can be sure that each ECO2 version boasts energy efficiency among the best in its category.

From September 2015, the new ECO2 label will also appear on the most energy-efficient versions of Renault cars already on the market worldwide. And the powertrains for forthcoming Renaults will be developed to be eligible for the new ECO2 label from initial release.

The following versions of existing Renault models will be getting the ECO2 badge:

Clio & Clio Estate
Clio
Clio & Clio Estate

Energy dCi 90

82 g/km of CO2

Energy TCe 90

97 g/km of CO2

Energy TCe 90 GPL

95 g/km of CO2

Captur

Energy dCi 90

95 g/km of CO2

Energy dCi 90 EDC

99 g/km of CO2

Scénic & Grand Scénic

Energy dCi 110

105 g/km of CO2

Kadjar

Energy dCi 110

99 g/km of CO2

Energy dCi 110 EDC

99 g/km of CO2

New Espace

Energy dCi 130

116 g/km of CO2

The Clio Energy TCe 90 is currently on sale in Australia in both the Authentique and Expression specification.