CO2 starts to go low (but not quite ultra low)

Good news. For the 17th year in a row, carbon tailpipe emissions in the UK have fallen, taking them to an all-time low. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that the CO2 emissions of the average new car in the UK are now at 124.6g/km, which has beaten the EU target by 4.2%.

Although the shift to more efficient diesel and petrol engines has helped beat these targets, the massive growth in the ultra low emission vehicle market has contributed too. Britain is also surging ahead in Europe, selling more plug-in cars than any other country, as more and more Brits learn of the benefits that come with owning a ULEV, such as road tax and congestion charge exemption. Still a long way to go, of course, but extremely positive developments.

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