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Fuel Economy and Environment Labels

Learn About the Label

New cars are cleaner and more fuel-efficient than ever. The new fuel economy & environmental label is filled with useful information to help you choose the most efficient vehicle that meets your needs.

A New Generation of Labels for a New Generation of Vehicles

In May 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled the most dramatic overhaul to fuel economy labels since they were introduced 35 years ago. When the new labels start to appear in showrooms and online, shoppers will have more information at their fingertips than ever before. The redesigned label will provide the public with new information on vehicles’ fuel economy, energy use, fuel costs, and environmental impacts.

For the first time, for instance, comparable fuel economy and environmental ratings will be available for all new vehicles, including advanced technology vehicles like electric cars. Consumers will be able to make comparisons – car by car – to ensure they have the best information to help save on fuel costs and reduce emissions.

  • Basic Information: Learn about the current and new labels, including interactive roll-overs describing the features.
  • Regulations: Find the regulations and supporting documentation on the label design.
  • Related Links: Get links to websites that are related to fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions as well as websites that help you compare vehicles to determine which car or light truck best meets your needs.

This page is maintained by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ).
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