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CO2 Label for Passenger Cars: Research on the Country-specific Labeling Classification of Passenger Cars II

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CO2 Label for Passenger Cars: Research on the Country-specific Labeling Classification of Passenger Cars II

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The requirements of EU Directive 1999/94/EC on fuel efficiency labeling of passenger cars are implemented differently in the Member States. In addition, several non-EU countries have developed their own labeling schemes. Ecologic Institute compared the different schemes in a research report. In addition, an Excel tool has been prepared to illustrate the different approaches used.The project compared labelling in the following EU Member States:

  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • France
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom

In addition, the following non-EU Member States were also included:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • Korea
  • Switzerland
  • United States

The analysis looked into the design of the label as well as into the criteria or parameter for classifying cars. A key differentiating parameter appeared to be:

  • absolute labelling based on greenhouse gas emissions; or
  • relative labelling based on greenhouse gase emissions and additional parameters such as weight or footprint.

As part of a report, Ecologic Institute compared these different approaches. The project also resulted in an Excel tool, which allows users to determine the particular label value in each country as a function of data from individual car models. A sensitivity analysis was also run in order to identify limiting factors in the label attribution.

The partner SiNERGi covered India, Korea and China.

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Max Grünig
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passenger car labelling, database, CO2 label
Belgium, Brasil, Switzerland. China, Germany, Spain, France, India, South Korea, Netherlands, Great Britain, USA
analysis, report, Excel tool, sensitivity analysis