CO2 performance of new passenger cars in Europe
Following a steady decline until 2016, average CO2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in Europe increased between 2017 and 2019. Key reasons include the growth in the sport utility vehicle segment and an increased average mass. In 2019, average CO2 emissions from all new cars reached 122.3 g CO2/km. Although this is below the EU fleet-wide target of 130 g CO2/km set for the period 2015-2019, it is well above the 2021 target of 95 g CO2/km, phased-in in 2020. Most car manufacturers met their individual binding CO2 emission targets for fleets of newly registered passenger cars in 2019.
CO2 performance emissions of new vans in Europe
Following a steady decline until 2017 and a slight increase between 2017 and 2018, average specific CO2 emissions from new vans registered in Europe remained stable at 158.0 g CO2/km in 2019. Although this is below the fleet-wide target of 175 g CO2/km that applied in the period 2014-2019, it is well above the 147 g CO2/km target which applies since 2020. In 2019, almost all van manufacturers met their binding CO2 emissions target.