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GLRPPR Sector Resource: U.S. EPA: Fuel Economy Label

Title:
U.S. EPA: Fuel Economy Label

Abstract:
To more clearly and fully convey fuel economy information to consumers, all new cars, light trucks, and SUVs produced after Sept. 1, 2007 will feature a newly re-designed window sticker. The new label will allow consumers to make more informed decisions by including the estimated annual cost for fueling the vehicle, how the vehicle's fuel economy compares to others within its class, and a Web site to go to for more information. The changes coincide with the adoption of new methods to determine the miles per gallon (MPG) estimates that appear on the stickers. The new methods, which took effect for model year 2008 vehicles, will bring MPG estimates closer to a vehicles actual fuel use by including factors such as driving at high speeds, accelerating aggressively, air conditioning use and driving in cold temperatures. This page describes the new fuel economy stickers and includes a copy of the new stickers for printing or download.

URL:
http://www.epa.gov/fueleconomy/label.htm

Source:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
Not Available

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