29 Nov 2018, 15:43
Julian Wettengel

Increase in engine performance major driver of rising total CO₂ emissions of passenger cars

An increase in the average engine performance of both diesel and petrol cars is one of the main reasons for the continuously increasing CO₂ emissions caused by passenger cars in Germany, says the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) in a press release. Another reason is a substantial increase in the number of diesel cars and their mileages between 2010 and 2017, while the total number of petrol cars remained largely unchanged and their mileage even decreased. In 2017, passenger cars emitted a total of 115 million tonnes of CO₂, which is a 6 percent increase over 2010, writes Destatis.

Read the press release in English here and an in-depth version in German here.

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