Average European new car CO2 emissions are falling fast

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Average European new car CO2 emissions are falling at a faster rate than ever before and are on course to meet 2015 EU targets, according to the world's leading provider of automotive intelligence, JATO Dynamics.

Last year saw the greatest single-year decline in average CO2, as the urge to put cleaner cars on the road was accelerated by the rich mix of customer demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles, the introduction of CO2based taxes in some markets and national scrappage schemes across Europe favouring smaller, cleaner cars.