In fact only a handful of countries will have made the mark, just 7 of the 27, namely Sweden, Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia. The last three took until last year to achieve their targets, whereas the first four were already outstripping their European commitments as early as 2008.
Sweden have now passed over 40 % of the new car sales with alternative fuels. Sweden is also expanding its work with the second generation of bio ethanol and methanol – based on cellulose. Sweden differs also in several ways from the rest of Europe, the statistics show. Among other things, the growth of biogas as a vehicle unique. The increased last year by 40 percent, while large parts of Europe have nobiogas as vehicle fuel. Total biogas is too modest 0.4 percent in the consumption of biofuels in the transport sector in Europe.
In Brazil, 86.5% of the cars sold in 2010, that is 2.9 million vehicles, were of the flex-fuel type, so 42.2% of Brazil’s fleet runs on ethanol, which amounts to 11.7 million vehicles.