JATO: new car CO2 emissions rise for the first time in a decade in Europe; diesel down, gasoline up, SUVs up

By mmillikin Average CO2 emissions generated by new cars in Europe increased during 2017—the first rise in 10 years—according to a new analysis by JATO Dynamics. Covering 23 European markets, the study found that average CO2 emissions increased by 0.3 g/km in 2017, finishing at 118.1 g/km.

This rise in average CO2 emissions correlates with a decrease in demand for diesel cars across Europe—which produce lower CO2 emissions than gasoline cars—and the rising popularity of SUVs, which emit higher average CO2 emissions of 133.0 g/km in 2017—far higher than the average CO2 emissions of diesel and gasoline vehicles across all segments.

Despite the fall

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