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Campaign gathers pace as action pledges mount

MORE manufacturers have backed the 'CO2 Confusion: Clear Up Clean Up' campaign being run by sister title Fleet News aimed at helping fleet managers as they prepare for the carbon dioxide emission-based company car tax to be introduced in 2002. Mitsubishi, Citroen and Volvo are the latest to have given assurances that they will include CO2 figures next to list prices in all publicity and in dealer fleet invoices. They join Ford, Vauxhall, Audi, Subaru/Isuzu, Peugeot and Honda, who have already made this commitment by supporting the campaign.

A Mitsubishi spokesman said: 'We are now printing the figures in all our brochures and will be actively promoting the CO2 rating of our vehicles to fleets.' And at Citroen, the word was: 'We will be going beyond the calls for the CO2 figures to be included in all publicity and in dealer fleet invoices. We will also be giving presentations to fleet customers on the benefits of lower emissions.

Volvo is also going beyond the demands of the campaign and is producing a brochure on every model, listing its environmental specification. A spokesman said: 'This will include CO2 emissions but we think it is important for a fleet manager to decide on a vehicle knowing the environmental impact it is likely to have throughout its life, from being built through to scrapping. At present, the environmental specification brochure is only available for the S80 but the intention is to eventually include the whole range.'

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