Information on the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars (Directive 1999/94/EC, amended by Directive 2003/73/EC and Regulation (EC) No. 1882/2003)

Name of policy Information on the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars (Directive 1999/94/EC, amended by Directive 2003/73/EC and Regulation (EC) No. 1882/2003)
Jurisdiction Supranational region
Supranational region
Country European Union
Region


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Information and education
    • Information provision
      • Performance label
      Sector name
      • Transport
        • Light duty vehicles
      Policy description "The purpose of the Directive is to ensure that information relating to the fuel economy and CO2 emissions of new passenger cars offered for sale or lease in the Community is made available to consumers. This consumer information system is to be set up using the following four methods:

      -attaching a fuel consumption and CO2 emissions label to the vehicle; -producing a fuel consumption and CO2 emissions guide; -displaying posters in car showrooms; -including fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data in promotional material." (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=URISERV%3Al32034)

      Policy type
      • Energy efficiency1
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2000
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact GHG reduction
      Impact indicator


      Source or references http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/AUTO/?uri=CELEX:31999L0094&qid=1448884429550&rid=1
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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