Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Policy Type:Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label
Policy Target:Transport>Fuel
Agency:Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)

The fuel efficiency labeling system was introduced in January 2004 to promote the public awareness of energy efficient vehicles that achieved the Top Runner standards (the mandatory standards based on the Act on the Rational Use of Energy “Energy Conservation Act”). The labeling shows fuel economy performance with an identifiable sticker, indicating either the status of "fully compliant" or "plus 5% of the fuel economy standard".

Also, a new application was introduced for vehicles that are 0%, 10%,  20% higher in fuel efficiency compared to the levels of the fuel efficiency standards in 2020. The target vehicle categories for the labeling are as follows: Vehicles (gasoline, LPG, diesel passenger vehicles, gasoline and diesel freight vehicles (the gross weight is under 2.5 tonnes) , diesel vehicles with the gross weight of 3.5 tonnes or over), buses, trucks and tractors.

date effective: 2004 (revised 2006)

Last modified: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:23:30 CET