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|
|Citroën C2 1.4 HDi||Diesel||107|
|Citroën C1 1.4 HDi
Citroën C1 1.0i
|Citroën C3 1.4 HDi||Diesel||109|
|Peugeot 107 Urban||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|