CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: Car manufacturers’ performance in 2014

The purpose of this briefing is to provide a summary of CO 2 emission levels of new passenger cars in the European Union (EU), based on the provisional data recently released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EEA data shows that all manufacturers have achieved their 2015 targets ahead of time, with average emissions of 123.3 grams per kilometer (g/km) in 2014, a decrease of 3% compared to 2013. As a follow up to the previous year’s briefing, the paper details manufacturers’ performance in terms of CO2 emissions, fuel, and technology trends, and also discusses the impact of super-credits. The analysis is presented on the Member State level, as well as for manufacturer groups and individual brands. All manufacturers comply with their 2015 targets and are on pace to reach their 2020 targets, with particularly notable progress by PSA , Toyota-Daihatsu, and Renault-Nissan. These groups have reduced their emissions by 10%, 9%, and 7% respectively; the total reduction required from the 2015 to the 2020 target is 27%.