Last year, 11 brands fell below the average limit of 137 g/km. The leader among the most registered brands in the Czech Republic in terms of average CO emissions2 was Citroën with 119 g/km, followed by Peugeot 122 g/km and Opel 123 g/km. Renault, which increased its average CO emissions year-on-year2 by four grams to 127 g/km, dropping from first place to fifth place.

Of the 20 best-selling brands, 12 emit CO2 decreased year-on-year, the most by Opel by 8.2 percent. Škoda, which registered the most vehicles in the Czech Republic, increased emissions by one gram to 131 g/km.

“Despite the increase in the number of new vehicles with zero local emissions, both those with batteries and those with hydrogen fuel cells, their share was only three percent, while the EU countries reached a double-digit share as early as 2022. The popularity of the SUV and off-road segment undoubtedly also has an influence on emissions vehicles, which last year reached another all-time high. Last but not least, we can mention the influence of the popularity of diesel engines, which last year had the highest share of registrations in EU countries,” said Lukáš Kadula from the Center for Transport Research.

According to data from 2022, the average CO2 emissions of new cars in the countries of the European Union were 110 g/km, the lowest was achieved in Sweden (66.6 g CO2/km), Finland (85.3) and Denmark (86.3), in the Visegrad Group countries Hungary (131.6), Poland (136.8), the Czech Republic (138.1) and Slovakia (138.5 ). These results largely correspond to the shares of locally emission-free vehicles.