Environmental Labelling of Cars

By choosing to purchase a more fuel-efficient car, a person can make significant savings in reduced fuel costs.

It is now mandatory under EU and Irish law for the motor industry to clearly display the fuel economy and CO2 emissions of new passenger cars , allowing consumers to make informed purchasing choices on both environmental and economic grounds.

This requires the placing of fuel consumption and CO2emissions labels (.pdf, 5kb) on all new cars on display for sale or lease at forecourts and showrooms. All points of sale or lease for new cars must also display posters with this information and include it in all promotional literature and material.

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