Average specific emissions of CO2 are calculated as a weighted average of new registrations of cars in a particular year.
Methodology for indicator calculation
EU average specific CO2 emissions are calculated as the average emissions (as recorded in the certificates of conformity, based on type approval values) of all new passenger cars first registered in the EU in a particular year. For calculating manufacturers/pools’ average emissions, eco-innovation savings and super-credits (for 2020-2022) are also taken into account.
For each manufacturer/pool, an annual specific emissions target is calculated on the basis of the fleet-wide target and the average ‘mass in running order’ of the registered vehicles, using the formula in ANNEX 1, part A of Regulation (EU) 2019/631.
As the transport sector represents almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, it is a major contributor to climate change. It remains one of the only sectors of the EU economy where emissions are still above 1990 levels. Within this sector, road transport is the biggest emitter accounting for the majority of all transport greenhouse gas emissions. It is crucial to accelerate emission reductions from the transport sector overall and its road segment, in order to deliver on the stricter future targets the EU has committed to, as well as the objective to reach economy-wide climate neutrality by 2050.
No uncertainties have been specified.