UK new car CO2 average down by 4.7 in first half of 2010
These low-emissions specials include the likes of Volkswagen's Bluemotion lineup, the ecoNetic models from Ford and EcoFlex from Vauxhall. Part of the increase in sales of these cars is due to the now-concluded scrappage scheme which helped offset the higher initial purchase price of most of these. The rate of improvement in the second half of the year is expected to decline as car sales in general in the UK and Europe have slowed.
[Source: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders]
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