Fuel consumption labels en route for Swiss cars

The Swiss parliament yesterday agreed that an ordinance requiring new cars to carry a label classifying their fuel consumption on a scale of A to G would enter into force on 1 October. Importers and car dealers have until 1 January 2003 to start using the new classification, which is already widely used on electrical appliances. . The scheme is designed to support an agreement between Swiss government and car trade to cut average fuel consumption by 3% per year until 2008. See press release.

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