New car CO2 emissions fell 3.5% in 2010

CO2 emissions from new cars fell by 3.5% in 2010, according to a new report. Average CO2 emissions from new cars have fallen even more since 2000, dropping by over […]

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By Vicky Ellis

CO2 emissions from new cars fell by 3.5% in 2010, according to a new report.

Average CO2 emissions from new cars have fallen even more since 2000, dropping by over 20%.

Paul Everitt, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders‘ Chief Executive said at the report launch: “New technology has delivered impressive reductions in CO2 emissions but coordinated action, to support research and development, new infrastructure and consumer incentives, is critical to securing significant future advances. The economic and political challenges of high fuel prices, energy security and climate change are shared issues that must be addressed at an international level.”

The 2010 CO2 emissions fall is one of the highest annual reductions on record but lower than the 5.4% improvement recorded between 2008 and 2009.