With European law to introduce new CO2 emission standards by 202, pretty much every car maker on the old continent tries to find a way to reduce CO2 emissions over their fleet.
But just because US laws might be a little lenient with the CO2, it doesn’t mean that their car manufacturers can’t build cars that get low emissions.
Ford just introduced a Focus that managed to get under the 100g/km CO2, even if just barely (99g). This was achieved thanks to the Focus’ EcoBoost engine that displaces 1.0 liter with its three cylinders. As Ford puts it, this is the “first petrol-powered family car in Europe to offer 99g/km CO2 emissions.”
And as clean as the EcoBoost unit might be, there is a wide range of features that also help keep emissions down. The Ford Focus sports active shutter grille, underbody aerodynamics, low-rolling resistance tires, regenerative brakes, engine start/stop system and optimized gearing.