New Car Fuel Consumption & Emission FiguresThis page was last updated on 3rd August 2021
- New Car Fuel Consumption & Emission Figures Overview
- Cars and Emissions
- Cars and Noise
- Zero and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs)
- Tyre Labelling
- Air Quality
- Fuel efficient driving tips
- Cars and Fuel options
- How to use the data
- Responsibilities of vehicle manufacturers, importers and dealers
- New Car Fuel Consumption & Emission Figures - Frequently Asked Questions
- Useful links
- General points
- Fuel cost
The purpose of this guide is to help consumers make an informed choice when buying a new car, enabling them to identify models which could save them money on fuel/energy costs as well as reducing the impact on the environment through cutting emissions of both carbon dioxide (CO2) and air pollutants. Owners and drivers have a key role to play through the choice of cleaner and quieter vehicles.
This guide lists the fuel consumption, CO2, and other tail pipe emissions performance figures of new cars currently on the market in the UK. It explains the impact of road transport on climate change and air quality, and ways of reducing these impacts. It provides answers to the typical questions that consumers may ask, as well as, provided in the Annex, information on what action government is taking. Guidance is also provided on fuel choice and how a vehicle is used and maintained.
Figures obtained from official tests, which are required by law before a model of car may be offered for sale are listed for most conventionally powered cars (petrol and diesel engines), alternatively fuelled vehicles, hybrid vehicles that combine an electric motor with a conventional engine, and pure electric vehicles. Table 1 describes these different technologies and fuels.