Emission Impossible

Scroll through the various Moneybarn interactives below to find out more about everything from CO² emissions around the world, the growth of electric cars and how they compare by country, the growth of electric charging points, and the most and least eco-friendly cars you can buy.

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World CO² Emissions

Click on each country on the world map below to find out which has the best, all the way to the worst, CO² emissions. You can use the toggles to switch between the total data, and the data per person.

CO² Emissions

Total
Per Head
National estimates are based on fossil-fuel CO2 emission rate and expressed in kilotonnes of carbon (not CO2) from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center 2014. Per person values are ranked by fossil-fuel CO2 emission rate and expressed in metric tons of carbon (not CO2) from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center 2014.

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UK CO² Emissions

Click on the different areas of the UK map below to find out which region has the best, all the way to the worst, CO² emissions. Use the toggles to switch between the total data, and the data per person.

UK CO² Emissions By Region

Total
Per Head
Total CO² emissions expressed in kilotonnes and estimated by government local authorities in 2015. Per person CO² expressed in tonnes and calculated based upon estimated local authority population figures in 2015. According to government sources, Northumberland had a decrease in CO² production “due to the conversion of a large industrial power station from generating electricity for its own use, to exporting electricity to national grid users.

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National Growth Of Electric Car Registrations

Click on the bars below to reveal how the number of electric car registrations in the UK has changed from 2010 to 2016. You can also view the most sold models, and use the toggle to switch between UK and US results, to see how they compare.

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UK Top 10 Sales

  • Mitsubishi Outlander 7,572
  • Nissan Leaf 5,535
  • Mercedes C Class 5,164
  • BMW 3 Series 4,637
  • Toyota Prius 3,826
  • BMW I3 2,917
  • Tesla Model S 2,478
  • Volvo Xc90 1,656
  • Renault Zoe 1,494
  • Volkswagen Golf 1,378

US Top 10 Sales

  • Tesla Model S 28,896
  • Chevrolet Volt 24,739
  • Tesla Model X 18,223
  • Ford Fusion Energi 15,938
  • Nissan Leaf 14,006
  • Ford C-max Energi 7,957
  • BMW 13 7,625
  • BMW X5 xDrive40e 5,995
  • Fiat 500e 5,330
  • Audi A3 Sprtbk e-trom 4,280

Top Greenest & Meanest Car Models 2017

Click through the cars below to find out which models have the greenest scores. Switch to the meanest using the toggle to find out which have the lowest scores.

Greenest
Meanest
Green score is calculated using a series of standardized test data and lifecycle assessment as detailed by the Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
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BMW i3 (60Ah)

  • Model: Electric (Li-ion bat.)
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 0 / LEV III ZEV
  • Green Score: 64
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Hyundai Ioniq Electric b

  • Model: Electric (Li-ion bat.)
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 0 / LEV III ZEV
  • Green Score: 64
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Toyota Prius Eco

  • Model: 1.8L 4, auto
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 30 / LEV-III SULEV30/PZEV
  • Green Score: 62
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Fiat 500E b

  • Model: Electric (Li-ion bat.)
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 0 / LEV III ZEV
  • Green Score: 62
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Nissan Leaf b

  • Model: Electric (Li-ion bat.)
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 0 / LEV III ZEV
  • Green Score: 60
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Chevrolet Bolt b

  • Model: Electric (Li-ion bat.)
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 0 / LEV III ZEV
  • Green Score: 59
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Kia Soul Electric b

  • Model: Electric (Li-ion bat.)
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 0 / LEV III ZEV
  • Green Score: 59
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Toyota Prius Prime c

  • Model: Electric (Li-ion bat.) / 1.8L 4, auto
  • Emissions Standard: LEV-III SULEV30
  • Green Score: 59
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Toyota Prius C

  • Model: 1.5L 4, auto
  • Emissions Standard: LEV-III SULEV30
  • Green Score: 58
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Ford Focus Electric b

  • Model: Electric (Li-ion bat.)
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 0 / LEV III ZEV
  • Green Score: 58
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Honda Accord Hybrid

  • Model: 2.0L 4, auto
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 30 / LEV-III SULEV30/PZEV
  • Green Score: 58
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Kia Niro FE

  • Model: 1.6L 4, auto
  • Emissions Standard: LEV-III SULEV30
  • Green Score: 58
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Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG

  • Model: 6.0L 12, auto 4wd [P]
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 125 / LEV-III ULEV125
  • Green Score: 21
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Chevrolet G2500 Express  

  • 6.0L 8, auto
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 2 Bin 8
  • Green Score: 21
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Mercedes-Benz AMG G63

  • 5.5L 8, auto 4wd [P]
  • Emissions Standard: LEV II ULEV / Tier 2 Bin 5
  • Green Score: 23
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Bentley Mulsanne

  • Model: 6.8L 8, auto stk [P]
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 160 / LEV-II LEV
  • Green Score: 24
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Mercedes-Benz G550

  • Model: 4.0L 8, auto 4wd [P]
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 125 / LEV-III ULEV125
  • Green Score: 25
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Toyota Sequoia FFV 1

  • Model: 5.7L 8, auto stk 4wd
  • Emissions Standard: LEV-II ULEV / Tier 2 Bin 5
  • Green Score: 26
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AMG GLS63

  • Model: 5.5L 8, auto 4wd [P]
  • Emissions Standard: LEV-II ULEV / Tier 2 Bin 5
  • Green Score: 26
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Bentley Continential GT

  • Model: 6.0L 12, auto stk Awd [P]
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 3 Bin 160 / LEV-II LEV
  • Green Score: 27
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Transit T150 Wagon

  • Model: 3.5L 6, auto stk
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 2 Bin 8
  • Green Score: 27
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Lexus LX 570

  • Model: 5.7L 8, auto stk 4wd [P]
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 2 Bin 5 / LEV II LEV
  • Green Score: 27
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AMG GLE63

  • Model: 5.5L 8, auto 4wd [P]
  • Emissions Standard: 5.5L 8, auto 4wd [P]
  • Green Score: 27
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Toyota Tundra FFV 2

  • Model: 5.7L 8, auto stk 4wd
  • Emissions Standard: Tier 2 Bin 5
  • Green Score: 27

Petrol Stations Vs Electric Charging Points

Click on each bar below to see how the number of petrol station and electric charging point locations have changed over the years.

Petrol stations outlets have been on the decline since 2006, whilst electric charging points are showing rapid growth, trends predicted to continue into the future

Years No. Petrol Stations No. Electric charging points
2020 6,598 8,201
2019 6,861 7,290
2018 7,125 6,417
2017 7,388 5,509
2016 8,459 4,615
2015 8,490 3,646
2014 8,588 2,775
2013 8,613 1,962
2012 8608 913
2011 8,706 0
2010 8,787 0
2009 8,921 0
2008 9,264 0
2007 9,430 0
2006 9,526 0
2005 9,968 0
2004 10,475 0
2003 10,933 0
2002 11,707 0
2001 12,305 0
2000 13,107 0

Locations In UK (Per Mile Of Road)

On average, how many miles would you have to drive to get to a petrol station compared to a charging station? We’ve done the maths below.

Petrol Stations

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Total 8,459 stations

Total road 245,000 miles

One Station every 29 miles

Charging Stations

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Total 4,615 stations

Total road 245,000 miles

One Station every 53 miles

Electric Cars – Who’s Leading The Way?

Switch to toggle below to see what percentage of each countries’ cars are electric, and how many electric cars can be found there in total. Select and deselect the listed countries to compare as you please.

Market Share
No. of Cars
Market share data based upon battery electric and plug in hybrid car sales as percentage of total car sales per country. Car stock data based upon battery electric and plug in hybrid car stock (thousands) per country.

Electric car numbers

Electric car stock (BEV and PHEV) by country, 2005-16 (thousands)

Country 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Canada 29.27 17.69 10.73 5.66 2.54 0.52
China 648.77 312.77 105.39 32.22 16.88 6.98
France 84.00 54.49 31.54 18.91 9.29 3.03
Germany 72.73 48.12 24.93 12.19 5.26 1.89
India 4.80 4.35 3.35 2.95 2.76 1.33
Japan 151.25 126.40 101.74 69.46 40.58 16.14
Korea 11.21 5.95 2.76 1.45 0.85 0.34
Netherlands 112.01 87.53 43.76 28.67 6.26 1.14
Norway 133.26 84.18 44.21 20.37 9.89 5.38
Sweden 29.33 15.91 7.32 2.66 1.11 0.18
UK 86.42 48.51 24.08 9.34 5.59 2.89
USA 563.71 404.09 290.22 171.44 74.74 21.50
Others 87.48 52.63 25.35 12.76 6.90 3.25

Electric car market share

Electric cars (battery electric and plug-in hybrid) market share by country, 2005-16

Country 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Canada 0.59% 0.39% 0.29% 0.20% 0.15% 0.00%
China 1.37% 0.99% 0.38% 0.09% 0.06% 0.04%
France 1.46% 1.22% 0.72% 0.55% 0.34% 0.13%
Germany 0.73% 0.72% 0.42% 0.23% 0.11% 0.05%
India 0.02% 0.04% 0.02% 0.01% 0.05% 0.02%
Japan 0.59% 0.58% 0.68% 0.63% 0.53% 0.35%
Korea 0.34% 0.21% 0.09% 0.05% 0.04% 0.02%
Netherlands 6.39% 9.74% 3.89% 5.38% 1.02% 0.16%
Norway 28.76% 23.63% 13.71% 6.00% 3.27% 1.33%
Sweden 3.41% 2.37% 1.44% 0.53% 0.31% 0.05%
UK 1.41% 1.11% 0.60% 0.17% 0.13% 0.06%
USA 0.91% 0.67% 0.74% 0.75% 0.44% 0.17%
Others 0.52% 0.38% 0.21% 0.10% 0.06% 0.04%

Sources

https://www.zap-map.com/statistics/

http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/emis/top2014.cap

http://www.greenercars.org/greenest-meanest/meanest

http://www.greenercars.org/greenest-meanest/greenest

http://insideevs.com/monthly-plug-in-sales-scorecard/

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/all-vehicles-veh01#table-veh0150

https://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/GlobalEVOutlook2017.pdf

https://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/GlobalEVOutlook2017.pdf

https://www.statista.com/statistics/312331/number-of-petrol-stations-in-the-united-kingdom-uk/

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/208692/road-lengths-in-great-britain-2012.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-local-authority-and-regional-carbon-dioxide-emissions-national-statistics-2005-2015

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-local-authority-and-regional-carbon-dioxide-emissions-national-statistics-2005-2015

http://newsroom.nissan-europe.com/uk/en-gb/media/pressreleases/148556/more-electric-car-charging-stations-than-fuel-stations-by-2020

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