Average CO2 emissions decrease by 12% in Europe in 2020 Car News

There has been at least one result of 2020: a reduction in CO2 emissions from cars, according to analyst Jato Dynamics.

The average NEDC CO2 emissions per new vehicle registered in Europe were 106.7 g / km, which, although lower than the average fleet target of 96 g / km required by the new European regulations, is 12 less % to that recorded in 2019.

The average of 106.7 g / km is the lowest of the last five years in Europe and almost 10 g / km less than in 2017 – the second lowest year, when new cars produced on average 117 , 7 g / km of CO2.

According to Jato, there are two main reasons for this improvement: a proposal for stricter government regulations for non-electric vehicles and a change in behavior and values ​​due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

ICE vehicle volumes increased from 14.7 million units in 2019 to 8.6 million in 2020.

Jato analyst Felipe Muñoz noted: “In a year when millions of potential buyers were not allowed to leave their homes, it is noteworthy that total average emissions have decreased by 15g / km. This means a fundamental shift in our notion of mobility and a greater appetite for sustainable options.

However, while the overall CO2 emissions in Europe have decreased considerably, there were sometimes big differences between countries. In countries like Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland, where demand for ICE cars remains high, CO2 emissions have skyrocketed.

Meanwhile, six countries – the Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Sweden, France and Finland – posted average emissions below 100g / km. Unsurprisingly, these countries were also those with the highest number of registered electric vehicles. Sweden tops the list with 32% of all new cars being electric.

There are also large disparities between CO2 emissions by brand. Subaru and Jaguar Land Rover were the two worst performing mainstream brands in this measure, with 155.3 g / km and 147.9 g / km respectively for their vehicles.

At the other end of the scale, the Lexus pool, Mazda and Toyota represented on average only 97.5 g / km of CO2 emissions. This was closely followed by the PSA Group (which has since merged with Fiat Chrysler to form Stellantis) at 97.8g / km.


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This notice was published: 2021-04-23 13:34:54