Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2002
Policy Type:Information and Education>Performance Label>Endorsement label, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Transport>Vehicle type>Passenger vehicles
Agency:Swiss Federal Office for Energy

Similar to the appliance efficiency labelling, the passenger car energieEtikette ranks passenger vehicles from A/green to G/red according to their greenhouse gas emissions, fuel consumption and weight. Introduced on 1 October 2002, the energieEtikette label for passenger cars supports the reduction of average fuel consumption by about 3% per year. The energyEtikette for passenger cars informs about the fuel consumption in litre/100km, the CO2-emissions in g/km (or the m3 CNG with gas vehicles) and the energy efficiency relative to the cars weight. As of March 2003, all dealerships and car importers must post the label on all new passenger cars on the market. The label forms part of SwissEnergys objectives in the area of mobility , which include the reduction of CO2 emissions from new vehicles to 140 g/km by 2010 (same as EU targets), together with reduction of energy consumption and air pollutants (e.g. particulate matter from diesel engines).


In 2010, the Federal Council rejected the introduction of a broader “eco-label” based on energy efficiency and the level of overall pollution, but decided to enhance the energy label. In 2011, the energy label was revised from a tank-to-wheel to a well-to-wheel approach and includes alternative drive trains. The new energy label will be adapted yearly, rather than every two years. It came into effect in August 2011.

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