Mandatory Fuel Efficiency Labelling for Passenger Cars

Last updated: 5 November 2017
Mandatory fuel efficiency labelling to provide consumer information about fuel consumption and CO2 emissions with regard to the marketing of new passenger cars came into force in 2004. In practice this means that at locations where cars are sold a sign clearly indicating the fuel consumption and the relevant CO2 emission must be fixed on each new car type or in its vicinity. The Passenger Vehicle Energy Consumption Labelling Ordinance (Pkw-EnVKV) has been amended in 2011, introducing an improved energy label including energy efficiency classes.