Fuel Consumption and CO2This page was last updated on 18th September 2020
Climate Change is recognised as one of the greatest environmental threats facing the World today and it has long been appreciated by governments that reducing the impact of the motor vehicle has an important part to play in addressing this threat.
We have developed databases listing most of the cars and new vans available for sale in the UK.
Use the links below for more information on using our databases, and the other related services to industry that we offer.
WLTP replaced the NEDC test procedure for establishing the official Fuel Consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars in September 2017, which became mandatory for all new cars (powered by an Internal Combustion Engine) by September 2018.
The external noise emitted by passenger cars has been controlled since 1929 when the Motor Cars (Excessive Noise) regulations were introduced.
This guide lists the fuel consumption, CO2, and other tail pipe emissions performance figures of new cars currently on the market in the UK
Dealers are obliged to present a label showing the official fuel consumption and CO2 data for every new car displayed in a showroom or as part of an exhibition
We have developed databases listing most of the cars and new vans.
If your business is involved in the supply of new cars in the UK, you must provide certain information under the Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations 2001, and the amendment Regulations 2004,2013 and 2018.
Responsibilities of Vehicle Manufacturers, Importers and Dealers.
This guide contains data on vehicles running on petrol and diesel, as well as alternative fuels, such as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), and hybrid and electric vehicles.
Since November 2012, the EU Tyre Labelling regulation has required tyre manufacturers and tyre distributors to display a consumer information label on all C1, C2 and C3 tyres.
Information is provided by manufacturers on a voluntary basis and subject to checks before being published on the New Car Fuel Consumption and Emissions database.
In the UK, road transport is now the largest source of CO2 emissions.
Emissions of the main air pollutants are regulated by the EU Euro emissions standards, under the vehicle ‘type approval’ process.
The effects of air pollution on health varies widely between individuals and sub-groups of the population
Learn more on how we measure, collate and present the data.
In the UK, a number of measures have been introduced to promote the purchase of zero-emission vans.
Measures to reduce car CO2 emissions.
ULEVs are currently defined as having less than 75 grams of CO2 per kilometre (g/km) from the tail pipe.
VCA is committed and is actively working to ensure that the tools on this site are usable and accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of disability, capability or technology.
Q: Who does the testing? A: Testing is carried out either by independent test organisations, or by the vehicle manufacturers or importers themselves, usually at their own test facilities. In the UK, and before the results are officially recognised, the…