Consumer information on fuel consumption of passenger cars
A European Directive on "Consumer Information when buying new passenger cars" (1999/94/EC) was ordered to be implemented in the Member States from January 2001 onwards. In December 2000, the Austrian Parliament passed an Act of Law corresponding to the EU-directive. The Austrian Ministry for the Environment and the Car Dealers Association (Chamber of Commerce) as well as the Car Importers (Federation of Austrian Industries) agreed on a national colour-coded car fuel economy label and supporting measures to be implemented from May 2001 onwards.
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