Proclamation Clean Car, Van & Truck of the year 2014 au Circuit Zolder

Proclamation Clean Car, Van & Truck of the year 2014 au Circuit Zolder

30.04.2014: • Les BMW i3, Lexus IS 300h et Tesla Model S ont respectivement remporté les prix de Clean City, Clean Road et Clean Performance





•    Les BMW i3, Lexus IS 300h et Tesla Model S ont respectivement remporté les prix de Clean City, Clean Road et Clean Performance Car of the Year 2014

•    Le Renault Kangoo Z.E. élu Clean Van of the Year 2014

•    Le Scania Streamline R410est Clean Truck of the Year 2014



A l'issue d'une journée d'élections particulièrement passionnante sur le site du Circuit de Zolder et dans ses alentours, la Vice-Ministre-Présidente et Ministre flamande Ingrid Lieten et le gouverneur Reynders ont annoncé les noms des Clean Car(s), Clean Van et Clean Truck of the Year 2014. Du côté des voitures, ce sont BMW, Lexus et Tesla qui ont été récompensées. Et pour les Vans et les Trucks, les prix ont été décernés à Renault et Scania.
 

Comme le veut la tradition, les voitures ‘les plus propres’ commercialisées sur le marché belge ont été récompensées par un titre prestigieux décerné à l'occasion de la Clean Week organisée sur le Circuit de Zolder. Les 18 candidates réunies cette année étaient subdivisées en trois catégories :


la Clean City Car (maximum 4,5 mètres de long et 100 grammes de CO2 au km), la Clean Road Car (au moins quatre places et au maximum 130 grammes de CO2 au km) et la Clean Performance Car (développant une puissance minimale de 150 kW/204 ch et produisant au maximum 130 grammes de CO2 au km).


Dans la première catégorie, la BMW i3 a convaincu le jury grâce à sa conception générale, son étonnant dynamisme routier et son design innovant. Responsable PR de BMW, Christophe Weerts exprime sa satisfaction: “Nous n'avons pas simplement conçu la i3 comme une voiture électrique, mais bien comme une véritable BMW. Cela se reflète à tous les niveaux et permet à la i3 de remporter aujourd'hui cette superbe récompense.”


Au niveau des voitures respectueuses de l'environnement et taillées pour les longs trajets, le titre est revenu de justesse à la Lexus IS 300h. Du côté de l'importateur belge de la marque, la satisfaction était de mise:


“Ce titre est le couronnement rêvé pour tous les efforts consentis depuis des années au niveau des motorisations hybrides, mais aussi la confirmation que nous avons choisi la bonne voie avec la IS 300h”, se réjouit le PR de la marque, Koen Dekoning.


La troisième catégorie était nouvelle cette année, son objectif étant de démontrer qu'écologie peut aussi rimer avec plaisir de conduire et performances. Le modèle ayant le plus séduit le jury par ses qualités est la Tesla Model S. “Avec Tesla, nous renforçons sans cesse notre positionnement en Belgique”, sourit la Responsable Marketing de Tesla Motors Benelux, Mandy van Dasler.


 “Le titre de ‘Clean Performance Car’ va encore nous permettre de poursuivre notre progression. Mais la meilleure manière de convaincre des clients, c'est de leur permettre de tester sur la route notre Model S.”


Le nouveau système de cotation a pour la première fois accordé autant d'importance en termes de points à l'aspect ‘Car’ qu'à l'aspect ’Clean’ des modèles candidats. Avec ses A3 g-tron et A6 2.0 TDI Ultra, Audi s'est montré par deux fois le modèle favori des journalistes automobiles.


Mais ces modèles loupent les titres car la i3 et la IS 300h ont obtenu plus de points grâce au paramètre ‘Clean’, jugé par les autres membres du jury. En outre, le Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV a réalisé pour sa part le meilleur score ‘Clean’, mais a été vaincu au niveau du score ‘Car’ par les Lexus IS 300 h et Mercedes E200 NGD.  



Des fourgonnettes et des camions innovants



Depuis l'an dernier, la Clean Week est aussi l'occasion de décerner les titres de Clean Van et de Clean Truck of the Year. Dans le cadre de ces élections, l'accent est surtout mis sur les qualités d'innovation des modèles candidats.


L'utilitaire parvenant à montrer au mieux l'exemple en matière de respect de l'environnement est selon le jury professionnel le Renault Kangoo Z.E. Jan Voet, président du jury: “Le Kangoo électrique nous a convaincu car il propose un concept totalement au point. Mais le suspense a été de mise : le Fiat Doblo CNG et le Punch Powertrain Transit Connect EV talonnaient le Kangoo.”


Quant au titre de Clean Truck of the Year, il pourra être porté durant un an par le Scania R410 Streamline Euro6, qui s'est imposé face à ses concurrents grâce à sa cabine particulièrement aérodynamique, qui lui permet d'abaisser sa consommation de 8 pc. Le prix du camion électrique est revenu à E-TRUCKS EUROPE, qui montre la voie à suivre pour une distribution urbaine zéro émission.



Lauréats élections Clean Car :


Clean City Car


1.    BMW i3           161,90 points
2.    Nissan Leaf     156,70 points
3.    Renault ZOE   154,20 points
 


Clean Road Car


1.    Lexus IS 300h                         150,20 points
2.    Mercedes E200 NGD              149,30 points
3.    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV     148,60 points
 


Clean Performance Car

1.    Tesla Model S                                     162,95 points
2.    Mercedes S300 BlueTEC HYBRID     146,95 points
3.    Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid                    144,60 points
 




Pascal Ursi-  photo Circuit Zolder

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