New light commercial vehicles sold in the EU in 2017 emit 7.7 g less carbon dioxide (CO2)/km than those sold in 2016, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. This is the highest annual reduction since CO2 standards for vans came into force.
The average van registered in the EU in 2017 emitted 156.0 g CO2/km, which is 7.7 g (or 4.7%) less than in 2016. This reduction brings the EU average emissions 10.9% below the 2017 target of 175 g CO2/km. This target was already met in 2013. Further efficiency improvements are still needed to reach the target of 147 g CO2/km set for 2020.
- Publication date
- 17 May 2018
- Directorate-General for Climate Action