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.
Citroën manufactures decarbonised vehicles using an industrial tool that can control the impact it has and respond to key environmental issues. 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.
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.
Citroën is working hard to make its recycling process more efficient, by designing products which are sustainable right from the start. The aim of this is also to reduce the amount of waste produced during vehicle manufacturing, use, and recycling.
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.
A nervous or aggressive driving style, braking and accelerating constantly, increases fuel consumption unnecessarily.
The heavier your car, the harder the engine needs to work to drive it forward. This means higher fuel consumption.
When your tyres are under-inflated, rolling resistance is higher than normal, the engine has to work harder and you therefore consume more fuel.
If vehicle sub-systems (engine, gearbox, air conditioning, tyres, etc.) are poorly maintained, your car runs less efficiently and consumes more fuel.
Your car consumes more fuel in traffic jams or when you use it frequently for short journeys.
Driving with an open sunroof or windows considerably increases drag.
All of your in-car electrical systems use energy supplied by the engine. So the more electricity you use the more fuel you consume.
Many Citroën vehicles are equipped with an onboard computer. This system will help you assess your capacity to save fuel.
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.
Citroën markets powertrains designed to run on biofuels; biodiesel for HDi diesel engines and bioethanol for petrol engines.
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’.
Eco-friendly design is about ensuring we make progress on sustainable mobility, going above and beyond compliance with the automotive industry’s environmental regulations. At Citroën, this is reflected in a large part of our research and innovation being dedicated to clean technology and green materials.