Comparison of international greenhouse gas emission standards for new passenger cars

Figure Created 12 Nov 2009 Published 12 Nov 2009 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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The figure shows the emission standards or agreements for different regions


European data


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All standards have been converted to the European drive-cycle for comparison. The 2012 figure for the EU assumes that the 120 g/km aim is adhered to. NB: Dotted lines denote proposed standards. Standards are not always directly comparable since different countries use different test cycles and measures (e.g. the EU uses grams of CO2/km, whereas the USA sets standards in terms of miles per gallon). In this graph all standards are converted to grams of CO2/km, according to the new European drive cycle (NEDC).
Geographical coverage note: USA, California, Canada, EU, Japan, Australia, China

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