Europe recorded CO2 emissions from new carsMarch 7, 2020
Only four car manufacturers managed to reduce the level of emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere.
Specialists from the British analytical agency Jato Dynamics conducted a study according to which they found out the level of CO2 emissions from new cars in Europe. For comparison, a sample was made for 2018 and 2019. And the results were disappointing. Despite the tightening of environmental standards that came into force in the fall of 2018, the level of emissions in 2019 increased slightly. At the end of 2019, the average CO2 emission per vehicle was 121.8 g / km. In 2018, this figure was 120 g / km. As a result, the growth rate was recorded for the third year in a row.
If we analyze the five largest car markets in Europe – Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain, a reduction in CO2 emissions was observed only in France.
If we talk about car manufacturers, then success in this indicator was achieved only by the German BMW and Opel, the Japanese Toyota and the French Citroen. Cars of other brands at best retained last year’s result. Experts are sure that to solve the problem it is necessary to stimulate sales of hybrid cars. Note that last year they accounted for only 6% of the total market.
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