Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Date Amended:


Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Transport>Vehicle type>Passenger vehicles

Since 2004 – under European Directive 99/94/EC – manufacturers and dealers which exhibit, offer for purchase or leasing, or advertise new passenger vehicles must provide information on their fuel consumption and CO2emissions pursuant to the Ordinance on consumer information regarding fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new passenger vehicles. With the amendment of the Passenger Vehicle Energy Consumption Labelling Ordinance (Pkw-EnVKV), which comes into force at the end of 2011, the existing numerical CO2 figures are to be supplemented by a coloured CO2 efficiency scale. This provides consumers with clearly laid out and easily discernible differentiated information on CO2 efficiency. This will be accompanied by adaptation to account for new developments, in particular in the field of electromobility. In addition to consumption and efficiency information the label must in future also include information on the annual tax and the average annual cost of energy sources (fuel and electricity) in order to provide consumers with an additional important aid to making their buying decisions.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Transport

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