New car CO2 emissions are virtually unchanged for a fifth successive year according to new data published by the ICCT and analysis by Transport and Environment.
Since 2012 new car CO2 emissions have reduced by just 2% on the road compared to nearly 11% in fake laboratory tests. The average gap between real-world fuel consumption of cars and their official test results is at all-time high in Europe, the 2017 edition of From Laboratory to Road report by the ICCT, an independent research institute, reveals.
This discrepancy has more than quadrupled since 2001, from 9% in that year to 42% in 2016. The gap translates into €400 per year in extra fuel costs for the average car, the ICCT estimates. More than half of the claimed (on-paper) reductions in carbon emissions since 2001 have not been delivered in the real-world.
Greg Archer, Director of clean vehicles and emobility at Transport & Environment, said, “The publication of the ICCT Laboratory to Road report today highlights the abject failure of the current car CO2 regulation.”