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Have you seen the cool new fuel economy labels?

26 May 2011

Fuel Economy and Environment LabelsBeginning with 2013 models (and some 2012!), new cars will sport these awesome new fuel economy labels.  They don’t just tell you the miles per gallon of cars, they also share:

  • Estimated annual fuel cost,
  • Estimated savings in five years for purchasing a fuel efficient car (or hybrid, or plug-in electric),
  • Rating on a scale of 1-10 for fuel economy/greenhouse gas emissions and smog, AND
  • A QR code that gives smartphone users instant access to more information about the car!

I think this additional information will make it easier for consumers to budget not just for the new car, but also the cost of driving that new car – and get a sense of where your car falls in the efficiency spectrum.  Can’t wait!

:: FuelEconomy.gov

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