Airdream From Citroen
Airdream is the eco friendly range of cars offered by the French manufacturer Citroen. Citroen names all of its eco-friendly range of cars Airdream to highlight its environmental friendly credentials. To read reviews on each of the Citroen Airdream models click here.
The petrol models from its present car line-up qualify for the Airdream badge as they emit 120g/km or less of CO2. Their diesel models fitted with filter systems, which emit CO2 below 158g/km, and the models running on super ethanol and those fitted with start stop technology also qualify for the green label. The European regulations demand that all carmakers should have their vehicles CO2 emission levels reduced to 120g/km by 2012; the Citroen company seems to be well prepared to meet that target.
Citroen’s ISO 14001 certified factories guarantee the minimum level of environmental hazard and are producing vehicles designed with recycling and energy recovery at the end of life very much in mind. Citroen also aims to make its customers much more aware of the positive environmental features of the cars.
Recyclable Green Cars
The Airdream sub-brand is the “greenest” variant of Citroen vehicles so far. It not only ensures low levels of carbon emission but the cars are also 95% recyclable.
Small Green Cars
The diesel powered C3 –1.4 HDi, super-mini qualifies under the environmental laws and work is on to bring many other models into line. The tiny C1 city car has the lowest emission levels at 106g/km, plus impressive economy with its 1.0 litre, three-cylinder petrol unit. The C2 super-mini is also a good buy with the 1.4 litre HDi diesel engine. It is a smooth performer and emits only 113g/km CO2.
Family Green Cars
The C4 hatchback and C4 Picasso are family cars with a hi-tech electronic gearbox system (EGS). The 1.6 litre HDi diesel engine vehicles have a paddle shift with five-speed automated manual transmission, which increases fuel economy by up to 5% over the traditional manual gearbox.
Citroen’s Green Ambition
With the new range of Airdream vehicles enforcing Citroen’s green ambition, the company has won many awards and accolades. Their environmental programme identifies the “green” and most environment friendly vehicles under the Citroen range of cars and awards them with the Airdream signature. Airdream branded cars include the current line up of around 50 cars ranging from the smallest C1 to the grand C4.
When buying a Citroen car with the Airdream logo, customers are assured that the CO2 emission will be less than 120g/km. In other cases the cars are fitted with diesel particulate filter system (DPFS) achieving CO2 emission levels below 158g/km. In addition, the sophisticated Citroen vehicles that run on super ethanol E58 and those fitted with stop and start technology are very impressive. Citroen cars are also designed to be 95% recoverable at the end of life of the car. The technical advancements and expertise, and the new “green” programme Airdream range is paving the way for the future, as these important features support cost saving, fuel economy and eco-friendliness.
Citroen are actively working to help keep the air quality high and to protect the environment by cutting emissions from its vehicles. Each Citroen Airdream Green Car has been reviewed, click here to view.