Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label
Policy Target:Transport>Vehicle type>Passenger vehicles, Transport>Scope>Corporate fleet average
Agency:Danish Transport Authority
Description:Energy labelling of cars was implemented in Denmark in April 2000. A label showing energy consumption and CO2 emissions, is required on the windscreen of all new passenger cars in all showrooms in Denmark. The label gives the consumers information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per kilometre (km) in absolute numbers, and shows a fuel economy comparison; the specific cars energy efficiency is compared to the average of all other cars (absolute comparison). The label also gives information on economic data; expenses for green owner tax per year (which depends on the cars energy efficiency) and fuel costs for 20,000 km. Thereby, the consumer becomes aware of the costs implied in making a more or less energy-efficient choice of car. The regulatory framework includes: - Executive order on energy labelling of new passenger cars (Order no. 216 af 28-03-2000 about energy labelling of new cars); - Directive 1999/94/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 relating to the availability of consumer information on fuel economy and CO2 emissions in respect of marketing new passenger cars; - Act on the promotion of savings in energy consumption (Law no. 450 of 31-05-2000 about promotion of saving of energy consumption).
Related policies:Directive on Fuel Economy and CO2 Labels for Cars
This record supersedes:Labelling of Passenger Cars

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