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Fuel Consumption Labelling

Display Requirements

The requirements for anyone displaying a car for sale or lease can be found in the legislation “The Passenger Car (Fuel consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations 2001”. These regulations were further amended by Statutory Instrument 2013 No 65, which took effect 11 February 2013.  In particular:

  • Regulation 3 extended the application of the Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations 2001 to vehicles that do not emit CO2, hydrocarbons or carbon monoxide;
  • Regulation 5 reduced the minimum height of the mandatory text box (on the label) from 125mm to 80mm

Additionally, VCA have created some guidance notes on the display and advertising of fuel consumption here:  Guidance Notes (PDF 2.1MB) - version 7, last revised November 2014.

There are three main types of label available at this time. Clink on the link for details on the information given on the labels.

 1.Label for conventional fuel cars (PDF 166KB)



  2.Label for pure electric cars      (PDF 218KB)



 3.Label for plug-in electric cars   (PDF 251KB)