Check the emissions of a new car

Follow these steps to check the CO2 emissions of a new, unregistered car.

Before you start

You'll need to know:

  • The make and model of the new car

First you need to visit the Gov.uk online CO2 emissions checker.

Step 1 of checking the emissions of a new car

Select 'New Car' from the list and click 'Next'. The website will then ask for details about the car, including the manufacturer, model, fuel type, and the description (what engine option the car has).

Step 2 of checking the emissions of a new car

You can narrow down your search by choosing the fuel and gearbox types, manufacturer and model of the car. The description shows you the engine options that were available for that car, which you can pick from the list to narrow your search further.

By leaving the selections on 'All', the website will show you the details of every new car it has on its database.

Check the emissions of a used car step 3

When you click 'Next' you will see the details for the cars, including:

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Description
  • Gearbox
  • Engine size
  • Fuel type
  • CO2
  • Tax band

The final step of checking the CO2 emissions of a new car

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