My Urban Car

Vehicle pollution reports

The EU’s response to the “dieselgate” scandal
Briefing Paper

February 2019

Written by the European Court of Auditors or ECA. Contains some background material from ICCT

RAC foundation UK driving facts

Couple of useful bits of info including the numbers of cars and vans in the UK and confirmation that diesel drivers do about 50% more miles per year – exacerbating pollution from diesel vehicles that are already massively more polluting per mile

European Environment agency report of average CO2 of vehicles in EU

This report on the 2018 numbers explodes the myth that switching away from diesel has driven up CO2 in cars.

The reality is average CO2 is close to 121g & 123g for both petrol and diesel ( on NEDC figures ) but petrol SUVs are closer to 132g. Not stated here but diesel SUVs are even worse, around 143g because the biggest, heaviest SUVs esp those with engines over 2L are overwhelmingly diesel.

David Nicholson

David Nicholson Is the founder of Rivergecko Ltd & MyUrbanCar which provide consultancy and advice for drivers and fleets to speed the transition from dirty fossil fuel transport to clean vehicles powered by renewable energy on land water and air.

The @MyUrbanCar twitter feed is a source of news & reviews of electric & plugin cars and vans in the UK.
The @rivergecko twitter feed & websites bring news and opinion on cleantech transport including cars, vans, buses, trucks, shipping, rail & aviation as well as autonomous vehicles & renewable energy, air pollution & motor industry news.

David Nicholson has worked as an underwriter at Lloyd's of London since the 1980's. His interest in technology goes back many years including interactive mapping, apps, green tech, boats, solar and cars.