More cars, higher performance and stronger engines: The car traffic is a burden for the climate increasingly with the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Cars were in Germany to 2017 for Emission in the amount of 115 million tonnes of CO2 – 6.4 percent more than in 2010. This has raised the Federal Statistical office (see chart).

This shows that the auto industry claimed efficiency progress as well as the many years of diesel offensive in the climate the bottom line is that nothing. While the official CO2 emissions of new cars fell in the same period by 16 per cent to an average of 128 grams per kilometre (see top graphic) – the actual emissions that helped but nothing.

industry makes cars more instead of the more economical

the higher number of total cars contributed. The German vehicle stock grew in the past eight years, to ten percent to nearly 46 million cars. This increase was almost exclusively with vehicles additional diesel (+35.1 percent), whose number rose from 11 to 15 million vehicles. The number of gasoline, however, rose only slightly, from 30.5 to 30.7 million Cars. At the same time, the total mileage of the fleet increased by 9 percent.

Technical innovations and the economical diesel engine helped to Reduce the emissions but only to a limited extent. Because instead of using the innovation, in order to reduce the consumption, you will miss the industry of your new vehicle, apparently, prefer more PS: cars that have been approved 2017 new, made in section 111 kW (151 PS). In 2010, this figure was at 96 kW (130 HP). For the increase in diesel cars were mainly: The number of new Diesel passenger Cars with a capacity of over 100 kW has increased since 2010 by a whopping 93.8 percent.


The increased engine output made the average fuel consumption is noticeable. The decreased overall by 3.3 percent, however, he went back only for the petrol engines, and from 7.9 to 7.6 liters per 100 kilometers. The Diesel consumed is 6.8 liters on average slightly less than the diesel, but still exactly the same as in 2010. In these Figures, the Federal Statistical office based on the real consumption of car drivers – who are, on average, significantly on the information provided by the manufacturer. The absolute fuel consumption of all the cars rose up to 2017 5.7% to 46,35 billion liters.