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Average UK New Car CO2 Emissions Down 1.2% to 169.4 g/km in 2005

24 April 2006

The average new car sold in 2005 in the UK emitted 1.2% less CO2 than models registered the year before—a drop from to 169.4 g/km in 2005, according to the latest SMMT New Car Registrations by CO2 Performance report.

The latest decline contributes to a 10.7% decrease from models registered in 1997. However, the UK average is approximately 6% higher than the European average of 160 g/km as calculated for Transport & Environment. (Earlier post.)

The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited) New Car Registrations by CO2 Performance 2006 also shows that in 2005:

  • The percentage of new cars with CO2 emissions of under 140 g/km has risen to 18%; a rise from 3.9% in 1997, and from 15.5% in 2004.

  • The decrease in CO2 since 1997 has been matched by a 13.9% improvement in fuel economy.

  • The average emission from a new car sold to private buyers has fallen 1.1% from 2004, down to 172.3 g/km.

  • Cars emitting less than 160 g/km of CO2 constitute more than half of the new car market.

  • 34.1% of the new car market falls in the lowest three emission bands, an increase from the 7.8% in 1997

  • Registrations of alternative-fueled vehicles increased 48% in 2005.

The Lowest CO2 Emissions Models Registered in 2005
ModelFuel typeCO2
(g/km)
Honda Insight Gasoline-electric 80
Toyota Prius Gasoline-electric 104
Citroën C2 1.4 HDi Diesel 107
Citroën C1 1.4 HDi
Citroën C1 1.0i
Diesel
Gasoline
109
Citroën C3 1.4 HDi Diesel 109
Peugeot 107 Urban Gasoline 109
Toyota Aygo Gasoline 109
Renault Clio dCi 80 Diesel 110
Peugeot 206 1.4 HDi Diesel 113
smart fortwo 698 Gasoline 113
Toyota Yaris 1.4 D-4D Diesel 113

April 24, 2006 in Climate Change, Emissions, Europe, Sales | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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