Emissions

CO2 Progress

  • Average new car CO2 emissions fall to new low, of 120.1G/KM, in 2016

    • Average new car CO2 down 33.6% since 2000 and some 20% lower than average car in use.
    • Performance supported by 22.2% increase in alternatively-fuelled cars to almost 90,000 units.
    • UK had the largest zero emission capable car market in Europe, after a 28.6% volume rise.
    • Progress was slowed by a reduction in diesel car share, which fell 0.8% points to 47.7%.
    • Market shift, notably from Supermini to Dual Purpose segment, has also adversely impacted on the fleet average  CO2 performance.
    • Average light commercial vehicle CO2 was 173.7g/km in 2016, down 1.9%.
    • Total CO2 emissions from all vehicles in use cut by 4.6% between 2000 and 2015, while emissions rose by 1.9% on 2014, reflecting an increase in miles driven.



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