2020 (Full Year) Europe: CO2 Emissions by Car Brand and EU Country

In 2020, CO2 emissions of new cars fell by 12% in Europe with the Netherlands having the lowest average and Toyota the top brand. CO2 emissions of new passenger vehicles registered in the European Union in 2020 fell by 12% to an average of 106.7 g/km. The Netherlands was the country with the lowest CO2 emissions … Read more

2021 (Q1) Europe: Best-Selling Car Brands

2021 (Q1): Volkswagen remained the top-selling car brand in Europe but the VW Group brands lost market share to Stellantis (Peugeot and Fiat). In the first quarter of 2021, Volkswagen and the VW Group were again the largest brand and car manufacturing group in Europe but in a flat market lost market share to Stellantis … Read more

2021 (Q1) Europe: New Car Sales per EU, UK, and EFTA Country

2021 (Q1): New passenger vehicle registrations in Europe (European Union, UK, and EFTA) were flat with car sales lower in Germany and the UK but stronger in France and Italy. During the first quarter of 2021, new car sales in the European Union (EU), EFTA, and the UK increased by 0.9% from the first three … Read more

2021 (February) Europe: Car Sales and Market Analysis

In February 2021, the European new car market contracted by another 20% — electrified vehicles and SUVs continue to gain market share in Europe (EU, UK, EFTA). New passenger vehicle registrations in Europe (European Union, EFTA, and the UK) continued to contract in February 2021 with new car sales down 20% for the month and … Read more

2021 (January) Europe: Car Sales and Market Analysis

In January 2021, the European new car market contracted by 26% — SUVs took a record 44% share of sales in Europe (EU, UK, EFTA). New passenger vehicle registrations in Europe slumped by 26% in January 2021 to only 839,600 cars — the lowest January European new car market since 1982. Car sales in almost … Read more

2020 (Full Year) Europe: Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Car Sales per EU, UK, and EFTA Country

2020 (Full Year): Battery-electric car and plug-in hybrid passenger car sales increased in each country in Europe with Germany the largest electrified vehicle market. In the full-year 2020, the registration of electrically chargeable passenger vehicles in the European Union (EU), UK, and EFTA countries increased by 144% to 1,364,813 cars. The sales of battery-electric cars … Read more

2020 (Full Year) Europe: Car Sales by Fuel Type in the EU, UK, and EFTA

2020 (Full Year): Petrol and diesel were the most popular fuel type in Europe (EU, UK, EFTA) but battery-electric car sales doubled and plug-in hybrids tripled. In the full-year 2020, the registration of electrically chargeable passenger vehicles in the European Union (EU), UK and EFTA countries increased by 144% to 1,364,813 cars for a market … Read more

2020 (December) Europe: Car Sales and Market Analysis

In December 2020, the European new car market contracted by 3.8% but battery-electric car sales increased with the VW ID3 the second most popular car model in Europe behind only the Golf. New passenger vehicle registrations in Europe were down 3.8% in December 2020 to only 1.2 million cars. However, the contraction was less severe … Read more

2020 Europe: Volkswagen Group Misses EU CO2 Emissions Target

The Volkswagen Group is facing a €100 million fine for missing the EU fleet CO2 emissions target despite a 20% drop in pollution in 2020. The Volkswagen Group announced that it has missed its European Union CO2 emissions target for 2020 by around 0.5 g/km. As a result, the group is facing an EU fine … Read more

2020 Europe: Volkswagen Brand Met EU CO2 Emissions Target

In 2020, Volkswagen brand met the European Union’s CO2 emission target for the brand with average EU fleet emissions of 92 g/km for VW cars. Volkswagen Passenger Cars claims to have exceeded the ambitious European CO2 fleet targets for 2020 and produced around six million grams fewer CO2 than required by EU law. The VW brand passenger … Read more