The figures are revealed in the 2001 Monitoring Report of the Commitment on Co2 Emission Reduction of Passenger Cars which was signed by the EU Commission and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) in 1999.
A key objective of the commitment is to achieve a 140g/km level by 2008.
Commenting on the figures, ACEA president and PSA Peugeot Citroen chairman Jean-Martin Folz said: 'These results are encouraging and show that the European automotive industry is continuing to deliver what it has agreed.'
ACEA say the key 2001 figures are:
An ACEA spokesman said: 'This good performance has been made possible by the continuous introduction of new technologies, the progressive introduction of diesel cars on the market and by the ongoing progress in fuel efficiency.
'The Europe automotive industry's commitment is the main single contributor to Europe's reduction of C02 emissions, and strongly supports the leading role taken by the European Union in the fight against global warming laid down by the Kyoto protocol of 1998.'