The emission targets of the EU are ambitious: by 2020 newly registered cars in the cut may shoot only 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre – currently the limit is 130 g/km. To reach hardly for the auto industry, as new Figures from data specialist Jato Dynamics show that While the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) of all new European cars from 2007 to 2016 fell continuously on 117,8 g/km, a rise since the year of 2017, and was in 2019, with 120.5 g/km, even higher than the value of 2015!

The main cause is vehicles, the decline in demand for diesel. The average emissions from diesel engines, according to Jato Dynamics continue to be lower than that of petrol by a whopping 3.2 g of CO2 per kilometre.

Drastic measures

“The positive effect of diesel cars on the emissions has slowed, because the demand has decreased dramatically in the last year”, explains Felipe Munoz from Jato Dynamics. “If the Trend continues and the introduction of vehicles is speeded up with alternative drives, must take the industry more drastic measures to achieve the objectives.”

Particularly dicey the situation for local importers: In the evaluation of all the 23 European countries surveyed by the Switzerland ended up with an average output of 137.8 g/km with distance to the last place. Also with us is largest, it is part of the drastic slump in the diesel sales. Was shipped in 2017, still more than every third new car as a Diesel (36 %), it was 2020 only one-fourth (26 %) – a whopping eleven percent less!

More electricity is needed

Many of the former diesel owner switched to a petrol model. “There’s a gasoline emits 20 percent more CO2 than a comparable Diesel, has also contributed this fact to the increase in the average value,” says Andreas Burgener of the importer Association Auto-Schweiz. to reduce

CO2 emissions for new cars dramatically, has the car in Switzerland decided a half years ago, the strategy 10/20: E-cars and Plug-in Hybrids, so-called plug-in vehicles are expected to reach in 2020 a market share of ten percent in the first half of 2019, the value was 4.8 percent. Burgener is still sure: “at the Latest next year we will see a significant decline in the average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars.”

Billions of dollars in fines threaten

This is also necessary because, otherwise, penalties threaten in Europe, undreamt-of magnitude: Miss the manufacturer of the target of 95 g/km, a cost of each gram of CO2 above the limit of 95 euros, around 100 Swiss francs – and the newly-approved vehicle. Purely mathematically, you would have to face given the current state buses of around 37 billion Swiss francs to the car manufacturers! Not exclude the possibility that this sum could be passed on to the prices for new cars.