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CO2 emissions continue to fall

A NEW report shows that the average CO2 emissions from new cars have fallen for the sixth year running.

They fell by an average of 1.9% in 2002 to 174.2g/km, down from 177.6g/km in 2001, the new report produced by the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) highlights.

Its UK New Car Registrations by CO2 Performance annual report suggests that the significant growth in diesel and supermini registrations has contributed to the drop in CO2 emissions alongside the development of cleaner technology vehicles. SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan cited company car tax as the main focus for change.

  • Copies of the SMMT report are available to order via the SMMT website, at www.smmt.co.uk, by emailing phirani@smmt.co.uk or by calling 020 7344 1608.
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