Lamborghini bottom of the green class
The least green car of the year uses up so much CO2 it is equivalent to felling a forest the size of Croke Park.
The Lamborghini Murcielago has been named and shamed as the heaviest emitter of CO2 by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).
It emits exactly five times more CO2 per kilometre than the most environmentally friendly car, named Green Car of the Year, the 99g/km Toyota iQ.
Over a year of driving, the Toyota emits CO2 equivalent to that absorbed by three tennis courts of forest.
The ETA examined more than 5,000 models of car and compared their power, emissions, fuel efficiency and the amount of noise they produce to create a definitive guide to buying the greenest vehicle.
Andrew Davis, director at the Environmental Transport Association, commenting on then results described the Lamborghini as "the bull in an environmental china shop". Here's a sample of the category winners:
- Greenest small family car: Honda Insight 1.3
- Least green small family car: VW Golf 3.2 V6
- Greenest large family car: BMW 320d Touring
- Least green large family car: Opel Insignia VXR V6 Turbo
- Greenest Supermini: Toyota Yaris 1.4 D-4D
- Least green Supermini: Renault Clio Sport 200
- Greenest city car: Toyota iQ
- Least green city car: Ford Ka 1.6 Sportka
- Greenest sports car: Opel Tigra
- Least green sports car: Lamborghini Murcielago
- Greenest luxury car: BMW 740d
- Least green luxury car: Bentley Brooklands