Average CO² emissions from new cars in the United Kingdom (UK) 2004-2018

This statistic illustrates the average emissions of carbon dioxide from new cars in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2004 to 2018, in grams per kilometer. In the period under consideration, carbon dioxide emissions presented a trend of decline. Between 2004 and 2016, emissions decreased from 171.4 grams per kilometer to 120.1 grams per kilometer, right under the EU target for that year.
However, in the past two years, carbon dioxide emissions from new cars increased again, reaching 124.5 grams per kilometer in 2018. By 2021, this figure needs to decrease to 95 grams per kilometer to be in accord with the EU target. Overall, the carbon footprint in the UK was reduced by 31.2 percent in 2018 with respect to 2000 figures.

Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2004 to 2018

YearCO² in g/km
2018124.5
2017121
2016120.1
2015121.4
2014124.7
2013128.3
2012133.1
2011138.1
2010144.2
2009149.5
2008158
2007164.9
2006167.2
2005169.4
2004171.4
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2004 to 2018

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