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EPA’s New Fuel Efficiency Will They Help Greener Cars?

Going car has never been more for someone who wants to buy a fuel-efficient The traditional MPG rating doesn’t up for some hybrids and electric which — depending on how and where you drive them might never revert to Which is why car companies such as GM been lobbying for new EPA standards make the the benefits of green(er) more transparent to consumers.


The EPA is responding. In the wake of sweeping and emission guidelines that out in April, the EPA is revising the information appears on cars, starting the 2012 model year. two labels have been and are up for public review on the EPA’s .

Label 1 uses a letter from A+ to D to give an instant rating that takes fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas into consideration. Just that, the EPA plans to list a Web site where people can more about the ratings and how personal driving habits effect them. The amount of a car owner will save (or over five years is displayed, which is effective cost-savings could definitely in buyers who aren’t interested in the environmental standards.

Below that, a range of factors, from CO2 emissions to the of other pollutants. And on the right side you’ll see a QR code, will let people compare prices and the efficiency of other on the spot—pretty useful for anyone on the

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The second label doesn’t use a grade, it’s obviously and it’s a bit simpler. On the second it’s also easy to see the labels for gasoline cars electric vehicles, compressed gas vehicles and hybrid vehicles They’re slightly modified to the different MPG ratings when gas only or an electric/gas mix—an nuanced set of data since people might not understand how a car works.

It’s handled pretty on the hybrid label.

Will work? That is, will educate consumers — and sell greener vehicles by making the true costs to understand? (It’s worth that a stoplight system for labels has been shown to the healthiness of food choices.)

You can submit a comment with preference or to give feedback to improve them (for here’s the current label ). Do leave out critical information? you design a better one?

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