CO2 emissions of the car: in 2019, are increased

NEGATIVE TREND – The EEA, the entity responsible for the collection and publication of data relating to the emissions of cars and vans registered in Europe (based on the values obtained in the stage of approval), has published the data of average emissions of CO2 in 2019. According to the report, after a steady decline recorded from 2010 to 2016 by nearly 22 g of CO2 per kilometer, the average emissions of new passenger cars registered are increased in 2017 and 2018 (total of 2.8 g/km). The upward trend continued with a further increase to 1.6 g/km in 2019, reaching the average of 122,4. This is a result well above the EU goal of 95 g/km target set for 2021.

The PREVALENCE OF GASOLINE – a total in 2019 have been registered in the EU (including Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom) with 15.5 million cars; the gasoline have proved to be the most sold (59% of deliveries), followed by diesel, accounting for 31%, with a decline of 4% compared to the year 2018, and 23% compared to 2011, the year in which the cars of diesel fuel have reached the peak of 55% of new car registrations. Thanks to the new measures adopted by the manufacturers, the “children” of the regulations of european more and more stringent, the emissions of CO2 of the diesel (127 g/km) are now very close to those of gasoline cars (127,6 g/km), with a difference of 0.6 g.

MOST “VIRTUOUS” COUNTRIES – The sales of electric vehicles plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and vehicle-to – electric (BEV) have continued to increase, until you get to about 3.5%, compared to 2% in 2018. About half of the BEV were registered in Norway, Germany and the Netherlands. The combined shares of registrations of PHEV and BEV were higher in Norway (56%), Iceland (19%), the Netherlands (16%) and Sweden (12%). These are also some of the few countries in which the average emissions of new cars decreased in 2019 than 2018. Hybrid-electric vehicles (not plug-in) (HEV) accounted for approximately 4% of new car registrations.

TOO many SUV – in Spite of a slight increase of the vehicles green to weigh in on the increase of the emissions of cars there is the increase of the sales of the suv. In fact, 38% of registrations of new cars were found to be of this type, which, compared to other models of the same segment, are heavier and have more powerful engines and a worse aerodynamic coefficient due to frontal areas more spacious, all characteristics that increase fuel consumption. Most of the suv’s registered is found to be petrol, with average emissions of 134 g/km, about 13 g/km compared to the average emissions of the other gas with a bodywork traditional.

THE WEIGHT INCREASES – According to data released, from 2018 to 2019, the average mass of the car is increased to 30 kg. This increase in weight was observed in all types of vehicles (small, medium, luxury sedans and suv’s), for both the gasoline car and for the diesel.

VANS – with regard To the vans, 2019, were registered 1.68 million new car registrations in the EU (including Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom). Compared to the previous year, a greater number of vans was registered in Lithuania (+25,2%), Greece (+13,7%), Luxembourg (+7.9%), and Germany (+6,6%), whereas registrations decreased in Iceland (-40,4%), Bulgaria (-35,3%), Malta (-17,2%) and Spain (-17,0%).

The vehicles, diesel continued to comprise the majority of the new park estate, representing 94% of the registrations. The market share of vans in gasoline was 3.4%, slightly lower than that of 2018. The average CO2 emissions have increased for the new vans petrol from 144,9 to 147,3 g/km and for diesel vans from 160 to 161,2 g/km. One of the reasons is to be found in the increase of the average mass of 17 kg for vans to diesel fuel (for the gas is decreased to 20 kg).

One of the factors which affected the increase in emissions of 0.5 g/km for new commercial vehicles was theincrease of the mass of the average 14 kg. Jointly, the share of electric vans has remained low, although has increased from 0.8% in 2018 to 1.3% in 2019.