25 May '11, 3pm

Holden awarded $39.8M to improve Commodore's fuel efficiency

New car plan helps drive fuel efficiency improvements for next Holden Commodore 19.05.2011 Holden welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government today awarding $39.8 million from the Green Car Innovation Fund to bring fuel-saving innovations to Australia's favourite car. The co-investment funding, part of the Government's New Car Plan for a Greener Future, will allow Holden to develop a range of fuel efficiency and carbon emission reduction technologies and features for future Commodore models. Together the innovations, including aluminium body panels to reduce vehicle weight and improved aerodynamic performance, are designed to help reduce fuel consumption by more than 7 per cent. This reduction in fuel consumption would save around 3.6 million litres of fuel and reduce CO2 emissions from the Commodore fleet by around 9,000 tonnes a year[1]. Senator the Hon. Kim Carr...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/05/25/holden-awarded-39-8m...

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