ParkingIn Luxembourg, 168 horsepower under the hood of new cars
LUXEMBOURG – Unsurprisingly, the new cars registered in Luxembourg in 2021 are among the most powerful in Europe.
In 2021, the average power of cars registered in Luxembourg was 168 hp, according to the latest data published by the European Environment Agency and relayed by several specialized sites.
Well above the average 140 hp in the EU (with Iceland and Norway). This ranks our country in 2nd position in the EU behind Sweden (185 hp). Germany is just behind with 158 hp. The average power in Belgium was 147 hp, against only 118 hp and 115 hp respectively for the French and Italian averages, at the bottom of the ranking.
Heavy but not so polluting
Who says power says big heavy cars: the average weight of new cars in Luxembourg was 1,599 kg, i.e. 22 kg more than in Germany (1,577), 75 kg more than in Belgium (1,524) and 206 kg more than in France (1,393).
If the Grand Duchy likes big cars, it is not for all that the worst student in terms of CO2 emissions. Although obviously not the best. A new car emitted 123.8 g/km against 27.6 in Norway, by far the European champion, ahead of Iceland (80.3 g/km) and Sweden (88.3). France is in the first third of the ranking (108.6 g/km). Germany is in 11th place (113.6) and Belgium in 13th position (117). The worst performers are Latvia, Estonia and Cyprus with over 140 g/km.
78.4% of newly registered vehicles were either petrol (48.4%) or diesel (30%). 11.4% of vehicles were 100% electric and 8.6% were hybrid (petrol/electric).