Archives for May 2014

April new car registrations rose 8.2% to 176,820 units

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has published the April new car market figures that show registrations up 8.2% over 2013, with unit sales at 176,820.  This takes the year-to-date volume up to 864,942 an increase of 12.5%.  This strong growth has resulted in a revision to the full year forecast by the SMMT of 6% over 2013 at 2.4 million new car registrations.

CO2 emissions 31.7% down since 1995

The European Environment Agency has published their 2013 average passenger car fleet emissions data.  Their findings report an average of 127g CO2/KM compared to 186g CO2/KM from data published in 1995.

Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) thanked the European manufacturers for their efforts and significant investment in research and deveopment.