CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: Car manufacturers' performance in 2016

Published Mon, 2017.07.03 | By

Murat Şenzeybek, Uwe Tietge, Peter Mock


Summarizes and analyzes preliminary data for 2016 recently released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU. New cars sold in the EU in 2015 had average CO2 emissions of 118 g CO2/km, which was 1.2% lower than in 2015.

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The paper details manufacturers’ performance in terms of CO2 emissions reduction, fuel and technology trends, and market share. It focuses on differences between Member States and between the major manufacturer groups. The paper also discusses the impact of the super-credit provision on the average CO2 emissions values of manufacturer groups. Super-credits are multipliers that give vehicles with emissions below 50 CO2 g/km a higher weight in the calculation of manufacturers’ average emissions.