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Cars: Carbon Emissions

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many cars with tailpipe carbon emissions below 110g/km were sold in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009; and what information his Department holds for benchmarking purposes on the number of such cars sold in each EU member state in each such year. (306965)

Data on carbon dioxide emissions per km (gCO2/km) from new cars registered in the UK are only available up to the year 2008. These data are published on the Department for Transport's website at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/vehicles/licensing/

A total of 75,000 new cars with CO2 emissions under 110g CO2/km were registered in the UK in 2008. The Department does not collect any data on the number of similar cars registered in other EU member states.