Fuel efficient vehicles may make the grade
Energy, environmental information should be upgraded on vehicles for the 2012-model year.
Will your new car get an A in fuel efficiency?
A government proposal may add letter grades to showroom window stickers on new cars and trucks to reflect a vehicle’s overall fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions.
The U.S. Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency said Monday they were considering two options to upgrade the energy and environmental information on labels for new vehicles in car dealership showrooms, beginning with the 2012-model year. The government is considering a letter-grade approach or updating the design of the current sticker to include comparisons of a vehicle’s fuel economy and tailpipe emissions.
Shoppers could scan the window stickers to compare vehicles when looking for a new car or truck.
The stickers have not been updated significantly in three decades, and the government wants the labels to reflect emerging ve-
These are the two stickers federal regulators are considering to give shoppers more information.