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Environment

The Citroën approach to sustainable mobility.

Sustainable mobility is an offshoot of Sustainable development, with a focus on transport and mobility in general.
We're committed to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions and pollution associated with our vehicles as well as minimising other impacts on the environment. We're also keen to encourage changes in travelling behaviour.

Engines

Engines - HDi technology

HDi Technology

Citroën's HDi diesel engines use common rail technology, in which just one rail supplies all the injectors with fuel at very high pressure.

Engines - BlueHDi (SCR system)

BlueHDi engines

The BlueHDi 150 engine is Citroën’s first SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) equipped BlueHDi engine.

Engines - Hybrid4

Hybrid4 Technology

The innovative Hybrid4 seamlessly combines a 163hp diesel engine with a 37hp electric motor, to develop a maximum 200hp, yet produces emissions from just 88g/km CO2.

Engines - Full electric

Full electric technology

The Citroën C-Zero is a fully electric vehicle which is fitted with an electric powertrain.

Engines - Particulate filter (DPF)

Particulate filter

The particulate filter features a porous silicon carbide core to trap pollutant particles in the exhaust gases. It then burns and destroys them periodically.

Engines - PureTech

PureTech engines

Demonstrating Citroën’s commitment to the environment and Créative Technologie, PureTech engines provide increased power with lower fuel consumption and emissions by adopting a smaller and lighter three cylinder configuration constructed of pressure-cast aluminium.

Engines - e-HDi micro-hybrid

e-HDi micro-hybrid technology

The Citroën e-HDi diesel engines deliver an environmentally friendly driving experience.

Sustainability

Conception

Right from the design phase, our engineers seek to minimise vehicle impact on the environment at each stage in the life cycle.

Production

All our production sites have an environmental management system based on ISO 14001. This international standard sets a globally recognised norm for management and organisation.

Repair

The Citroën network is committed to making an active contribution to the brand's environmental policy, from the start of every vehicles life to the very end.

Sustainability CVPT

As part of PSA Peugeot-Citroën, we're committed to a programme of sustainable development. In other words, we're constantly looking into better ways of doing things.

Eco driving

Gear selection

Selecting the right gear for your speed is a simple way to optimise fuel consumption. Although, for reasons of safety or traffic density, you may sometimes have to maintain a low gear ratio, it is often possible to adopt a higher gear, reducing the workload on the engine in order to maintain your vehicle’s speed.

Speed control

A nervous or aggressive driving style, braking and accelerating constantly, increases fuel consumption unnecessarily.

Vehicle load

The heavier your car, the harder the engine needs to work to drive it forward. This means higher fuel consumption.

Tyre pressure

When your tyres are under-inflated, rolling resistance is higher than normal, the engine has to work harder and you therefore consume more fuel.

Maintenance

If vehicle sub-systems (engine, gearbox, air conditioning, tyres, etc.) are poorly maintained, your car runs less efficiently and consumes more fuel.

Journey planner

Your car consumes more fuel in traffic jams or when you use it frequently for short journeys.

Drag efficiency

Driving with an open sunroof or windows considerably increases drag.

Power management

All of your in-car electrical systems use energy supplied by the engine. So the more electricity you use the more fuel you consume.

Computer assistance

Many Citroën vehicles are equipped with an onboard computer. This system will help you assess your capacity to save fuel.

Other

Waste battery management

The European Directive to address the treatment and disposal of waste batteries was published to the EC Member States in September 2006. This Directive gave instructions to each Member State to implement National Regulations regarding the collection and treatment of waste batteries.

Alternative Energy

Citroën markets powertrains designed to run on biofuels; biodiesel for HDi diesel engines and bioethanol for petrol engines.

Congestion Charge exemption

Cleaner and greener Citroëns offer Congestion Charge exemption & peace of mind.

Airdream Signature

As a responsible vehicle manufacturer, we are the European leader in low CO2 emissions. In 2007, underlining its long-term commitment, Citroën launched its own eco-label: ‘Airdream’.

ELV directive

A European Directive to address the treatment and disposal of vehicles when they reach the end of their life, was published to the EC Member States in September 2000. This Directive gave instructions to each Member State to implement National Regulations regarding ELVs.

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