Average CO₂ emissions from new cars in the United Kingdom (UK) 2004-2019

This statistic illustrates the average emissions of carbon dioxide from new cars in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2004 to 2019, 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 three years, carbon dioxide emissions from new cars increased again, reaching 127.9 grams per kilometer in 2019, which was just below the EU target of 130 grams per kilometer. 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 2019

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Source

Release date

2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2004 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures prior to 2019 were taken from previous editions of the study.

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