It is not just cars that are cutting emissions this morning, good ol’ vans are getting in on the action too, as Volkswagen extends its BlueMotion technology to the Transporter panel van, kombi and people carrier ranges.
The carmaker’s proven BlueMotion efficient diesel technology as featured on the Golf, Passat and other passenger cars, now brings its emission-banishing fairy wand to the van range, reducing emissions to as little as 166g/km and pushing economy up to 44.8mpg.
Using a 2.0 litre 114 PS TDI turbocharged engine, the new Transporter BlueMotion models have the potential to run over 780 miles on a single tank of fuel. Overall, that translates as a 7.1 mpg improvement in combined fuel economy, and a 32 g/km reduction in emissions compared to the standard 84 PS or 102 PS TDI model.
There is also a 84 PS 2.0 litre BlueMotion model too which has a combined fuel economy of 40.4 mpg, an improvement of 2.7 mpg over the standard model, giving a potential of nearly 50 miles further per tank of fuel and a range of over 710 miles.
It is not just the frugal nature of the engines which help BlueMotion models go further, there is also low rolling resistance tyres, Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems as well as cruise control. BlueMotion models also have a tyre pressure warning light to avoid tyres becoming under-inflated and increasing fuel consumption.
Transporter BlueMotion and BlueMotion Technology models are available with prices starting from £18,770 (plus VAT) and £17,290 (plus VAT) respectively.
Faye has been writing about cars and environmental issues since 2007. A suspected eco-warrior working on the corporate inside, Faye mainly likes the weird, quirky vehicles that show a distinct environmental advantage. Her ideal car has enough room to fit a bale of hay in the boot. When not working, she likes nothing better than to head out on her bicycle and explore the countryside.
October 16, 2012
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