Figure showing total km travelled by car in EU 27, total fuel consumption in EU 27, GDP development, and average fuel consumption per car. Between 1992-2007 savings through more efficient cars are clearly outweighed by a strong increase in km travelled, thus leading to growing overall consumption of fuel in EU 27 only partially decoupled from GDP.
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1) 'Total car km travelled' is calculated by multiplying 'Annual distance travelled by cars' and 'Stock of cars'
2) 'Total CO2 emissions of cars' is calculated by multiplying 'CO2 emissions of cars per km' with 'Total car km travelled'
3) For all dataset included in the graph Index 1992 = 1 is constructed by dividing the values for each year by the value for the year 1992
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