Tracking Transport 2020

More efforts needed
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Fuel consumption of cars and vans

Not on track

Average fuel consumption of new light-duty vehicles sold, 2005-17, and SDS trajectory to 2030


Tracking progress 2020

Global average fuel consumption of new cars sold in 2017 improved only 0.7% year-on-year, slowing from the average 2005-16 improvement rate of 1.85% per year. To get on track with the SDS, which is aligned with the 2030 GFEI targets, annual improvements of 3.7% are needed. It is vital that standards become significantly more stringent and that vehicles comply with them in real-world driving conditions. Ambitious but achievable CO2 standards passed by the European Union and stricter standards in China inspire confidence, and rapid EV adoption will also help achieve efficiency goals.