Emission factors by vehicle category and year of construction, 2009

Emission factors by vehicle category and year of construction, 2009

Vehicle category Year of construction of vehicle Road type NOx (grams/km) PM10 (grams/km)
Passenger car-petrol Years of construction 2000 and older Urban roads 0.59 0.014
Passenger car-petrol Years of construction 2000 and older Rural roads 0.43 0.007
Passenger car-petrol Years of construction 2000 and older Motorways 0.69 0.007
Passenger car-petrol Year of construction 2001 Urban roads 0.12 0.006
Passenger car-petrol Year of construction 2001 Rural roads 0.06 0.002
Passenger car-petrol Year of construction 2001 Motorways 0.03 0.002
Passenger car-petrol Year of construction 2005 Urban roads 0.07 0.007
Passenger car-petrol Year of construction 2005 Rural roads 0.02 0.002
Passenger car-petrol Year of construction 2005 Motorways 0.01 0.002
Passenger car-petrol Year of construction 2009 Urban roads 0.07 0.007
Passenger car-petrol Year of construction 2009 Rural roads 0.02 0.002
Passenger car-petrol Year of construction 2009 Motorways 0.01 0.002
Passenger car-diesel Years of construction 2000 and older Urban roads 0.90 0.220
Passenger car-diesel Years of construction 2000 and older Rural roads 0.55 0.104
Passenger car-diesel Years of construction 2000 and older Motorways 0.63 0.130
Passenger car-diesel Year of construction 2001 Urban roads 0.89 0.058
Passenger car-diesel Year of construction 2001 Rural roads 0.55 0.025
Passenger car-diesel Year of construction 2001 Motorways 0.54 0.056
Passenger car-diesel Year of construction 2005 Urban roads 0.51 0.018
Passenger car-diesel Year of construction 2005 Rural roads 0.38 0.010
Passenger car-diesel Year of construction 2005 Motorways 0.39 0.025
Passenger car-diesel Year of construction 2009 Urban roads 0.51 0.018
Passenger car-diesel Year of construction 2009 Rural roads 0.38 0.010
Passenger car-diesel Year of construction 2009 Motorways 0.39 0.025
Passenger car-LPG Years of construction 2000 and older Urban roads 0.81 0.012
Passenger car-LPG Years of construction 2000 and older Rural roads 0.56 0.007
Passenger car-LPG Years of construction 2000 and older Motorways 0.70 0.007
Passenger car-LPG Year of construction 2001 Urban roads 0.39 0.005
Passenger car-LPG Year of construction 2001 Rural roads 0.20 0.002
Passenger car-LPG Year of construction 2001 Motorways 0.15 0.002
Passenger car-LPG Year of construction 2005 Urban roads 0.15 0.005
Passenger car-LPG Year of construction 2005 Rural roads 0.06 0.002
Passenger car-LPG Year of construction 2005 Motorways 0.02 0.002
Passenger car-LPG Year of construction 2009 Urban roads 0.15 0.005
Passenger car-LPG Year of construction 2009 Rural roads 0.06 0.002
Passenger car-LPG Year of construction 2009 Motorways 0.02 0.002
Lorry-diesel Years of construction 2000 and older Urban roads 10.50 0.538
Lorry-diesel Years of construction 2000 and older Rural roads 8.65 0.323
Lorry-diesel Years of construction 2000 and older Motorways 7.94 0.256
Lorry-diesel Year of construction 2001 Urban roads 11.00 0.170
Lorry-diesel Year of construction 2001 Rural roads 7.81 0.110
Lorry-diesel Year of construction 2001 Motorways 6.94 0.085
Lorry-diesel Year of construction 2005 Urban roads 11.24 0.119
Lorry-diesel Year of construction 2005 Rural roads 7.11 0.071
Lorry-diesel Year of construction 2005 Motorways 6.10 0.052
Lorry-diesel Year of construction 2009 Urban roads 11.58 0.046
Lorry-diesel Year of construction 2009 Rural roads 6.31 0.025
Lorry-diesel Year of construction 2009 Motorways 3.54 0.018
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains emission factors for exhaust gasses from road vehicles. It concerns the pollutants which have an influence on air quality and to which statutory type approval standards are applicable.
Emission factors give the emission per activity unit, in this case per driven kilometre. They are applied in the calculation of road traffic emissions in the Netherlands (see paragraph 3).
The emission factors in this table apply to calendar year 2009 and are split up into vehicle category and year of construction.

Statutory standards for type approval of passenger cars concerning air polluting substances in exhaust gases are into force since 1973. Cars that don't comply to these (European) standards are not allowed to be brought on to the market.
Initially the standards could be met by improvements of the engine technology. Continuous sharpening of the standards during the years made it necessary to apply catalytic converters. The latest sharpenings are dated 1992 (EURO1), 1996 (EURO2), 2000 (EURO3) and 2005 (EURO4). Since 1992 delivery vans have to comply to the same standards as passenger cars.
Effective exhaust gas standards for heavy duty vehicles have been introduced in 1988. These standards have been sharpened several times. In 2005 the EURO4 standard came into power. A further sharpening is effective from 2008.

Period: 2009.

Data available from: n/a.

Status of the figures:
Definitive figures.

Changes with respect to the previous version of this table:
N/a. It concerns a new table containing the latest state of affairs; in this case a set emission factors for calendar year 2009.

When will new figures be published?
The publication of the transport emission factors in a StatLine table was discontinued in 2010. The most recent emission factors can be found in the report Methods for calculating the emissions of transport in the Netherlands. This report will be updated every year.

Description topics

NOx
Emission of Nitrogen oxides (NOx = NO and NO2, calculated as NO2) per
vehicle kilometre.
Nitrogen oxides are formed in the engine by the combustion of
nitrogen from ambient air.
Nitrogen oxides cause acidification and play a role in smog
generation. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is detrimental to health.
PM10
Emission of particulate matter emission by combustion per vehicle
kilometre (PM10 = particulates with diameter smaller than
10 micrometers).
It is detrimental to health, penetrates deeply into the lungs.