CO₂ Emissions from New Passenger Cars in the European Union: Car Manufacturers’ Performance in 2018

This briefing paper provides an overview of CO₂ emission levels of new passenger cars in the European Union (EU) in 2018 based on a preliminary dataset recently released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The dataset showed that new cars sold in the EU in 2018 had average CO₂ emissions of 121 g CO₂/km, 2 g/km higher than in 2017, as measured over the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). As a follow-up to the previous year’s briefing, this paper details manufacturer performance in terms of CO₂ emissions reduction, fuel and technology trends, and market share. The paper focuses on differences between Member States, as well as between the major car makers. It also discusses flexible compliance mechanisms and presents data on the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). The preliminary EEA dataset used in this briefing has yet to be validated. The final dataset will be published at the end of 2019, so the specific values used in this report may change. The preliminary data for 2018 should, however, provide relatively reliable results. ICCT will review the final European emissions data in the next edition of the European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Briefing
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01718331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 2019 2:05PM