New Fuel-Economy Labels for U.S. Vehicles
Car buyers in the United States will soon see a change on vehicles when they shop: All will carry a new window sticker unveiled Wednesday by the EPA and the Department of Transportation.
The black label, which will be required starting with 2013 models of all passenger cars and trucks, will include details on the vehicle’s fuel economy, estimates on how much consumers would save or spend for that model compared to other vehicles in the category, and how the model rates in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and smog.
For electric vehicles, the label will include information on driving range and charging time. All labels will also have a QR code that smartphone users can scan to