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Buyers: choose low mpg vans on CO2 database

New Van CO2 and Fuel Consumption database

Van buyers can now find out which vans are cheaper to run on fuel.

A new database shows the CO2 emissions and fuel efficiency of vans on the market.

CO2 emissions are directly linked to fuel economy: the lower the emissions, the higher the fuel economy.

“This database is good news for van buyers – it gives them access to emissions and fuel consumption information that could well shape the van they choose, as well as enable them to cut emissions and save money,” commented new Transport Secretary, Andrew Adonis.

The government wants to cut CO2 emissions. But with vans making up 15% of road transport emissions in the UK, van emissions have been rising at the highest rate of any road vehicle.

The government hopes the new Van CO2 and Fuel Consumption database will assist van operators to choose vans which emit less CO2.

Further information

  • The new Van CO2 and Fuel Consumption database can be found at
  • Business Link provides information, advice, and support to start, maintain, and to grow a business
  • The online database has been compiled by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and funded by Department for Transport (DfT)
  • The Van CO2 and Fuel Consumption database includes data for type-approved light goods vehicles with gross vehicle weight below 3,500kg. Multi-stage builds and chassis cabs are not included

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