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Washington DC --The US-based NHTSA together with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have issued a joint final rule establishing new requirements for a fuel economy and environment label that will be posted on the window sticker of all new automobiles sold in the U.S. This relates to the performance of the vehicle; not the tyres.
The new labels will provide fuel efficiency information, including estimated annual fuel costs, savings, as well as information on each vehicle's environmental impact.
Starting with model year 2013, the improved fuel economy labels will be required to be affixed to all new passenger cars and trucks -- both conventional gasoline powered and "next generation" cars, such as plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.
In July, the Administration plans to finalize the first-ever national fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for commercial trucks, vans and buses built in 2014 to 2018.
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Press release from NHTSA
Full details on the vehicle label from NHTSA