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2013 Fuel Economy Labels Will Be More Informative

Mar 05, 2012

Window stickers coming for the 2013 model year will give car shoppers more information than previous versions. All 2013 model vehicles are required to have a revised fuel-economy sticker. Among the information that will be required on the revised fuel economy stickers:¨ Comparison of energy use and cost between new-technology cars using electricity and conventional cars that are gasoline-powered.¨ Estimates of how much consumers will save or spend on fuel over the next five years. For instance, a sticker for a car that gets 26 miles per gallon says the driver will save $1,850 in fuel costs over five years compared with a vehicle that get an average 22 MPG.¨ Estimate of how much fuel—or in some cases, electricity—it takes to drive the vehicle 100 miles.¨ Ratings of how a model compares to others for smog emissions and emissions of pollution that contribute to climate change. Some manufacturers already have voluntarily put the label on some 2012 models.