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13 Jul 2018

Average CO2 emissions of newly-sold European passenger vehicles rose slightly in 2017

International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

The average CO2 emissions of new cars sold in the EU rose slightly in 2017, according to a briefing paper from the International Council on Clean Transportation. German automakers BMW, Volkswagen, and Daimler are among the most emissive vehicles sold in the bloc, and they are also the heaviest. By 2021, the fleet average to be achieved by all new cars is 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre (gCO2/km). Last year, that figure stood at 119 gCO2/km.

Read the briefing paper in English here.

For background, read the article German environment ministry pushes for tougher EU car emission rules and the factsheets Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world, Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility, and Early e-car starter BMW plans new mobility sprint.

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