Clean vehicle incentives drive down emissions, EEA confirms

Measures to promote zero and low emission vehicles have helped European countries significantly reduce average CO2 emissions from new cars, according to data from the European Environment Agency

Measures to promote zero and low emission vehicles have helped European countries significantly reduce average CO2 emissions from new cars, according to data analysed by the European Environment Agency. 

While countries with relatively strong incentives to shift to electric or lower emissions cars recorded large drops in new car emissions, others saw only smaller decreases. 

In Norway, for instance, the average new passenger car in 2017 emitted under half the CO2 it did in 2001, thanks to the country‚Äôs rapidly growing share of electric vehicles incentivised by financial support from the government. 

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