In 2019, 11 million light-duty automobiles have been bought within the European Union. The typical gasoline consumption of LDVs in 2019 reached 6.0 litres gasoline equal per 100 kilometres (Lge/100 km), down from 7.0 Lge/ 100 km in 2005. This represents a 1% annual discount in gasoline consumption between 2005 and 2019. Preliminary estimates exhibit that 2020 was an exceptionally essential yr for the European LDV market, as producers needed to to adjust to the brand new CO2 emission depth goal of 95 g CO2/km for passenger vehicles and 147 g CO2/km for mild industrial automobiles. The sales-weighted common rated CO2 emission of latest LDVs bought within the EU dropped by an unprecedented 11% between 2019 and 2020.

The gross sales share of SUVs within the EU market continues to broaden, rising from a 7% in 2005 to 36% in 2019. Gross sales shares of metropolis and medium vehicles have suffered consequently. This has coincided with the typical weight of LDVs growing from 1 327 kg in 2005 to 1 440 kg in 2019, which is just under the worldwide common.

Traditionally, the EU has had a excessive share of diesel engines, and in 2019 was the most important marketplace for diesel LDVs. However, diesel gross sales shares have dropped from 56% of LDV gross sales in 2015 to 40% in 2019, influenced by the diesel emissions scandal in 2015, together with growing stringency of pollutant emissions requirements within the EU since 2014, particularly for diesel automobiles. Gasoline automobiles accounted for almost all of LDV gross sales 2019, though shares of hybrid, electrical and plug-in automobiles have grown within the EU, with every reaching gross sales shares of three%, 2%, and 1% in 2019, respectively.


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