COP 21 : ECO DRIVING CENTER in PSA headquarters


During the COP 21 United Nations climate change conference, which is being hosted by France, PSA  Peugeot Citroën will set up an eco-driving and test centre outside its headquarters* featuring 18 electric, hybrid and low carbon emission petrol/diesel vehicles from the Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands, from 30 November to 11 December. 

Invitations have been sent out to 100,000 retail and corporate customers, and members of the public will also be given the chance to take part. Participants will be able to test drive the vehicles on a 20-minute circuit and receive advice from eco-driving instructors to help them improve fuel efficiency by up to 15%.

PSA Peugeot Citroën, which offers a wide range of sustainable mobility solutions and is the European leader in low-carbon vehicles – boasting average CO2 emissions of 105.5g/km (at the end of September 2015) – will give participants access to a fleet of low emissions vehicles comprising: 

  • Peugeot (i0n and Partner) and Citroën (C-Zero and Berlingo) electric vehicles.
  • Peugeot, Citroën and DS petrol and diesel vehicles emitting less than 100gCO2/km.
  • Peugeot electric bicycles and the Peugeot e-Vivacity electric scooter.

The Group is also the only carmaker in the world to have developed a comprehensive end-to-end strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

  • Upstream, it is leveraging the development of cutting-edge technologies such as the EB PureTech three-cylinder petrol engine, which was voted the 2015 “Engine of the Year” in its category, and the BlueHDi Euro 6 engines, which combine SCR and particulate filter technology and are the subject of 100 patents.
  • Downstream, it is developing its Peugeot-ONF carbon sink project in the Brazilian Amazon. Launched in 1998, the project has so far helped to plant more than 2,000,000 trees representing 50 different native species as well as create a Private Natural Heritage Reserve. The carbon sink has already absorbed more than 480,000 tonnes of carbon.

* 75 avenue de la Grande-Armée, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris