CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: Car manufacturers’ performance in 2013

The purpose of this briefing document is to expand upon the overall EU fleet CO2 data recently published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). EEA’s report showed that fleet-wide vehicle CO2/km emissions have decreased from 162 g CO2/km in 2005 to 127 in 2013, already exceeding the 2015 target value on average. This document presents a summary of performance by individual car manufacturer, based on the official EEA dataset, as well as fuel and technology trends by manufacturer and member state and the impact of super-credits on each manufacturer’s compliance status. Results indicate that the top nine car manufacturers, accounting for 87% of EU-27 sales in 2013, already meet their respective 2015 targets. A number of manufacturers, for example PSA and Toyota, have also achieved notable progress towards their 2020 targets. Hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs), and batteryelectric vehicles (BEVs) currently account for 1.9 percent of new cars in the European market. Due to the provision of super-credits, these low-carbon technologies would nonetheless have a noticeable impact on a number of manufacturers’ emission values in 2013.