A Clearer Guide for Greener Rides

Posted on May 26, 2011. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , |

The Federal Govt. unveiled new fuel economy window stickers this week for vehicles starting with the 2013 model year.  

Replacing the familiar MPG ratings are new labels which will include a greenhouse gas and a smog rating, comparing a vehicle’s emissions with those of all other vehicles. 

The new, more comprehensive labels take into account both pollution impacts and operating costs for all new vehicles.  The new labels will also include an estimated annual fuel cost based on 15,000 miles traveled at a fuel price of $3.70/gallon.

The EPA hopes that the new gallons-per-mile metric, combined with estimated fuel costs will provide consumers with more accurate measures of efficiency and expense than the traditional miles-per-gallon figure.   

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Higher gas mileage teamed will encourage the manufacture and sale of more electric cars (and bicycles and electric bicycles) which can get their electricity from solar and wind, so buy your EV now or soon!

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