New car CO2 emissions on the rise the evolution of the market away from diesel

The average CO2 emissions of new cars in the UK roads has increased by 0.8 g/km to 121.3 g/km in the third quarter of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.

The last quarter of the emissions growth has been put down to the more negative of the rhetoric about the diesels since the emissions scandal from the end of 2015, which has led to higher taxes for the new diesels, as well, to put buyers off diesel cars, which generally have lower CO2 outputs than their comparable gasoline counterparts.

Average CO2 figures has declined by a little less than 61 g/km between 2000 and 2016, and automakers have an EU deadline for their fleet average to 95g/km or below by 2021.

Then, it needs to be reduced by 30%, to 66 g/km by 2030. This goal has been criticized as being too aggressive by the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA).

The strict new targets, as well as the tax penalties are intended to accelerate the adoption, both in the production and purchase of low-emission vehicles such as hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles. In spite of the rapid growth of the sector of the new car industry, the sector remains tiny.

Then select the manufacturers are at the beginning of their electrification strategies in the course of the next year, the majority of the EV plans will come into full force in 2019, which means that in 2018 the average CO2 figure is likely to follow in 2017, is sub-optimal lead.

In the first 11 months of the year 2017, hybrid, electric and hydrogen vehicles represented 4.7% of all new car registrations, an increase of 34.6% over the same period in 2016.

The united KINGDOM, the fleet sector still remains below the national average, 111.6 g/km, invites the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association boss Gerry Keaney to say: “We currently have a poorly designed tax environment that encourages people to make their own arrangements rather than choosing a company car. It is putting older, more polluting, in grey fleet vehicles (owned by employees but used for work) on our roads.

“For that, we can add the demonization of diesel engines and uncertainty around the air quality measures, which are pushing people towards the petrol cars. The inevitable result is that CO2 levels are increasing.”

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