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Land Rover To Cut Vehicle Emissions 20% By 2012

Land Rover will cut the average carbon dioxide emissions of its vehicles 20 percent by 2012 -? more than the average cuts the European Union is seeking, Financial Times reports.

The brand, owned by Ford Motor will spend $1.43 billion on CO2 improvements in their five-year business plan, with most of the money spent on Land Rover.

The EU is preparing legislation requiring carmakers to reduce their cars’ average CO2 emissions through improved vehicle technology to 130 grams per kilometre by 2012, according to the article. That’s about 18 percent lower than last year’s average of 160 g/km.

Land Rover has a program that offsets the CO2 emissions from the manufacture of Land Rovers and the first 45000 miles use of vehicles sold in the UK. The cost of this offset is included in the purchase price of the vehicle.

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