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Energy Insight: Transport - fuel: UK road transport energy consumption (DSS23a)

UK road transport energy consumption at regional level, updated annually

Total fuel use for road vehicles  remained relatively steady over the period 2011 to 2017.


Vehicle users were encouraged to switch from petrol to diesel in order to reduce CO2 emissions and the decline in the use of petrol  has been matched by the increase in use of Derv.  Unfortunately this has had the unintended consequence of increasing the levels of pollutants such as Nitrous Oxide (NOX), and drivers are switching back to petrol driven cars or purchasing electric vehicles.  By 2017 the amount of fuel used by petrol powered cars was, while still decreasing, only just more than the amount used by diesel cars - itself barely increased from 2016. 


Ref:  https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/road-transport-energy-consumption-at-regional-and-local-authority-level 

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