Last year, BMW significantly undercut the CO2 emissions permitted by the EU for its vehicles sold in Europe. Fleet emissions fell from 116 to 105 grams of CO2 per kilometer. The fleet limit specified by the EU is 127 grams.
Overall, the CO2 emissions of the manufacturer’s cars were reduced by nine percent, the Munich company further announced. Gasoline and diesel engines have become more efficient and the group sold a good 215,000 electric vehicles last year – twice as many as in the previous year, nine percent of the entire paragraph. 95,000 BMW and Mini electric vehicles were registered in the EU, Norway and Iceland. The EU calculates the CO2 emissions of an electric car as zero grams, even though a good third of the electricity in the EU is generated using gas, coal and oil. This year, BMW wants to increase the proportion of battery cars to 15 percent, and by 2030 half of the newly sold cars are to be fully electric. Fleet consumption is the average fuel consumption of all vehicles sold by a manufacturer, while fleet emissions are the average emissions. CO2 emissions and fuel consumption are directly related.