YOUNG AT HEART: Green Geneva
10 March 2009
Tristan Young is Editor-in-chief of BusinessCar
Last week's Geneva motor show may have been a little subdued because of the world economic downturn, but there was a lot for fleets to look forward to.
A quick head count revealed 12, sub-100g/km cars set for production in the next year or so. And, while some of these were smaller volume hybrids, the majority were derivatives of popular models, including the VW's Golf and Polo Bluemotion at 99g/km and 87g/km respectively, and the Peugeot 207 at 99g/km.
And for those that need cars that are a touch larger there's a Passat at 119g/km on the way or a Mercedes E-class at 139g/km.
With all this low-CO2 technology heading fleet's way, the car makers look like they'll be ahead of the taxman for a year or two until the Government tightens the company car tax scale.