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Powerful cars are a limit to success in the area of environmental protection

In discussing the manipulations of emission values in the car industry, it is worthwhile to take a look at the ecological balance sheet of passenger cars used by households, too. Neither fuel consumption nor CO2 emissions of household passenger cars have decreased since 2010. One of the reasons for this trend is the fact that the number of powerful diesel-fuelled cars has markedly risen.

The number of diesel-fuelled cars grew by a good 48% to 10.5 million between 2005 and 2013. That growth was mainly attributable to the segment of passenger cars with an engine performance of more than 100 kW, which accounted for nearly half (48%) of all diesel-fuelled cars in 2013. In the year 2005, that share had only amounted to close to 19%.

Please refer to our new STATmagazin for detailed information on the trends in mileage, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of household passenger cars.

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