Bad news for the european automotive industry, and for legislators across the continent. According to the European Environment Agency (EEA) has been made known recently, the average emissions of carbon dioxide than all the cars registered in Europe in 2018, have increased in 2 g/km, rising to a worrying 120,4 g/km – data consistent with that collected by JATO in the same period. A figure that represents a yearon-year increase of 1.8%, which collides head-on with the rules of average emissions of 95 g/km which will enter into force at the end of next year. Who are the guilty? What will happen with the european automotive industry in the medium term?
This increase of carbon dioxide emissions is worrying. The industry was coming out of a path of emissions reduction healthy and consolidated, with an average reduction per car of 22 g/km in the period of 2010 to 2016, a period of only six years. In 2017, the emissions increased by 0.4 g/km, but in 2018 they did in a few monumental 2 g/km. This is not a technological barrier, is the effect on the carbon dioxide emissions of the fall in sales of diesel vehicles. 2018 is the second year in a row that sold more cars in diesel than gasoline in the european market.
There is a correlation between the increase in the sales of petrol cars and the increasing emissions of carbon dioxide. Plain and Simple.
In fact, in 2018 have been sold in the European Union 8.5 million cars propelled by a gasoline engine, an 11.8% more than in 2017. Sales of cars powered by diesel has been in 2018 to 5.4 million units, 18% less than in the previous year. This has caused an inevitable increase of the carbon dioxide emissions of cars newly registered, which are lower than in the case of the diesel – both at the level of approval as in real conditions of circulation, despite having reduced the difference between the two mechanics in the last few years.
This increase in emissions has meant that many states have seen increased Tax revenues Enrollment, among them Spain: in 2018 entered a 31.5% more for this concept in our country (513,4 million euros). However, the European Union is engaged in a battle for the decarbonisation, which strongly affects the european automotive industry. This increase of the market share of the gasoline and the rush SUV for the european market does not help the fight against climate change, and possibly prevent achieving the emissions targets marked for 2021.
January 1, 2021, the average emissions of cars registered in Europe should oscillate around 95 g/km target is farther and farther away.
These goals require the assembly of the cars registered in Europe to have a few average emissions of carbon dioxide of 95 g/km at the beginning of 2021, targets that vary in severity by brands. Brands that exceed this target they will be fined 95 euros per gram and car that are in excess of this target. For an industry whose sales are stagnant and that is taking huge commitments of capital in the pursuit of the electrification, this can be a hard rapier. What will loosen the European Union its emission requirements?
Meanwhile, the diesel and its low CO2 emissions remain in the crosshairs of lawmakers, buoyed by new frauds of emissions and restrictions on movement.
Source: Europa Press