Vauxhall is showing Santa how to go green
this Christmas and slash his CO2 emissions
by trading his sleigh for a Vivaro ecoFLEX van.
Estimates suggest the famous team of
fully-grown reindeer pulling his sleigh emits a colossal
53,667 tonnes of CO2
during his annual 195,200,000km trip around the world,
which works out at 275g/km. The journey also requires an
enormous quantity of milk and carrots.
The Vivaro ecoFLEX, which is built in Britain, offers CO2 emissions
of 174g/km, meaning Santa would emit 33,965 tonnes of carbon dioxide –
cutting his current emissions by 37 per cent.
Vauxhall is offering Santa the chance to get behind the wheel of its
Vivaro 2.0CDTI 2700 with competitive leasing rates starting from just
£199.99 per month excluding VAT. The van also has a pulling power of
115PS, far greater than that of eight reindeer.
While little is known about Santa's existing sleigh, estimates suggest
it is similar in size to the Vivaro, which boasts a loading area of 5.3
"The Vivaro offers Santa lower emissions and higher power
and torque than his current team of antlered sleigh-pullers,” said a
source close to Santa. “Its loading area is comparable and, perhaps most
importantly, it's available in red!"
The Vivaro ecoFLEX proved its environmental credentials in this year's
ALD Automotive / Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon, achieving fuel economy in
excess of 65mpg, which gave it the best percentage improvement of any
Building over 70,000 vehicles alone last year at its
plants in Luton and Ellesmere Port, Vauxhall is the UK’s largest
manufacturer of commercial vehicles.
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