The Undersecretariat of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency of the Ministry of Energy Government together with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development carry out the program of standardization and labeling of energy efficiency.
Since 2016, they worked in the framework of IRAM (Instituto Argentino de Normalización y Certificación - Argntinian institute for standardisation and certification) in the technical labeling regulations. As a result of this work, the IRAM/AITA 10274-1 standard for light vehicles, on the measurement of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption was published in 2017 and in 2018 the IRAM/AITA 10274-2 standard was published, establishing the format and information that the vehicle energy efficiency label must contain.
Resolution 191-E/2017 establishes the obligation of vehicle marketers to inform about the fuel consumption values and CO2 emissions of each vehicle. Moreover, resolution 85/2018 details the deadlines for implementing the label.
The label is mandatory and is placed on new vehicles to be displayed at dealerships. The purpose of it is to make available to the consumer useful information when purchasing a vehicle and use it as another decision tool at the time of the purchasing decision. The label applies to light vehicles.