New-car CO2 falling faster than ever in Europe

  • 02-Jun-2010 04:13 EDT

Average European new-car CO2 emissions are falling at a faster rate than ever before and are on course to meet 2015 EU targets, according to automotive intelligence firm Jato Dynamics. The company says last year saw the greatest single-year decline in average CO2, as the urge to put cleaner cars on the road was accelerated by the rich mix of customer demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles, the introduction of CO2-based taxes in some markets, and national scrappage schemes across Europe favoring smaller, cleaner cars. The volume-weighted European new-car average is now 145.9 g/km, almost 20 g/km less than 2003, when Jato began collating CO2 emissions data. Half of all new cars sold in the 21 countries analyzed had official CO2 emissions of 140g/km or less, compared to only 23% in 2003. The EU passed legislation in late 2008 mandating that 65% of new cars meet a target of 130g/km in 2012, 75% in 2013, 80% in 2014, and 100% in 2015, with an additional 10 g/km reduction to come from “complementary measures.”

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