Automobiles The Times Online has reported that although "the scrappage scheme may be saving the car industry, it won"t save the planet". Government figures suggest that the scheme has in fact helped to reduce CO2 emissions, as older cars that have been scrapped in the scheme burnt around 233.6 gallons of petrol each year, .pared with new cars which burn around 172.4 gallons "" however the energy used to produce the new cars surpasses the decrease seen by fuel emissions. Volvo on the other hand has excelled in producing low emitting cars, with the "introduction of 119g/km versions of both the S80 executive saloon and V70 premium estate", reports Motortorque… President and CEO of Volvo, Stephen Odell .ments on the success by saying "now that we have bought two of the larger models in below the magical 120g/km limit, few of our .petitors can now match us". The recent findings reported on the Times Online have found that the scrappage scheme has "caused consternation among green campaigners", who initially wel.ed and encouraged the scrappage scheme and believed this would be an ideal way of reducing emissions by "encouraging drivers to opt for newer, more fuel-efficient cars". Both the S80 saloon and the V70 estate produced by Volvo, fall into Vehicle Exercise Duty Band C, which means it will only cost motorists 35 a year. Volvo believes fuel savings could reach as much as 60 litres a year "" which is as much as a whole tank of fuel. The economic success of the scheme however, is unarguable; car sales rose 30% last month and the government has extended the scheme until the end of March. This is added to the fact that according to BusinessGreen.., "average emissions of a new car in the UK have fallen, thanks to technical innovation from manufacturers such as Volvo, coupled with changes in consumer spending habits". About the Author: 相关的主题文章: