Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

31 Aug 2010 01:08:06

US govt considers vehicle eco-grading labels

US govt considers vehicle eco-grading labels
The US government is considering implementing a new vehicle labelling system which would grade cars on their eco credentials.

All new cars from the year 2012 would receive a grade between A+ and D based on their fuel economy and carbon emissions under the proposals from the Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency.

Customers would also be able to scan the vehicles when shopping to compare the different models.

The Associated Press reports that electric cars would receive an A+ grading and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles would be given an A classification. The average family car in the US is likely to be B rated.

Vickie Patton, Environmental Defense Fund's general counsel, suggested to the news provider that currently the green information provided for vehicles is too complex.

"You shouldn't need a PHD to buy a car. These proposed new labels will make it much easier for consumers to comparison shop," she said.

In the UK, WhatGreenCar recently named the Toyota Auris hybrid, which has emissions of 99 g/km, as its Car of the Year. ADNFCR-1235-ID-800045195-ADNFCR

Discussion Thread  


The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community

Related Items From Everyone

  1. Hanron Lighting Co. Limited’s SMD3528 LED Flexible Strip Light, 60LED/Meter, waterproof...

  2. Six Cylinder is a specialist consultancy in building performance, based in Southwest London. We...

  3. The Retrofit Yorkshire and Humber conference explores the challenges and shares solutions to...

  4. Renewable energy is growing, both in terms of penetration of the electricity supply markets and...

  5. EcoSecurities Organisations

    EcoSecurities is one of the world's leading organisations in the business of...

Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback


We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.