If you have ever wondered what the cost of fuel, road tax or even CO2 emissions is for the used car you’re looking to buy, just look for the new energy label. Following a similar style to electronic appliances the energy label will show you how energy efficient the prospective used car will be.
“The Used Car Fuel Economy Label shows make, model and CO2 emissions information, as well as estimated fuel costs over 12,000 miles (the yearly average) and official miles per gallon figures. It can be applied to cars dating as far back as 1st March 2001.
It has been developed by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) with support from the Retail Motor Industry Federation, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, and the government.
It is a voluntary initiative - so car dealers do not have to take part - and was officially launched today by Transport Minister Sadiq Khan.
Over 1,000 dealers say yes
Since its introduction to the motor industry in August over 1,000 dealers have signed up with the Vehicle Certification Agency, agreeing to display the Used Car Fuel Economy label on their used car stock.
Dealers can chose to label cars up to two years old only, or those built as far back as March 2001. So far 94% have said they intend to use the scheme to its maximum, helping to keep the consumer as well informed as possible.”
For more labelling information or to request sample labels, contact our sales department on 01536 414222 or firstname.lastname@example.org