EU car efficiency information rules updated

New EU rules covering electronic display of new car fuel economy and carbon dioxide (CO2) at showrooms took effect on 24 July. The directive amends a 1999 law obliging such information to be made available, but which only mentioned posters (EED 03/11/99). Dealerships will now be able to use electronic displays in addition to or instead of posters. Updates will be required every three months, rather than every six months for paper-based displays. Member states must ensure electronic displays comply with the rules by 24 July next year. See Commission directive 2003/73.

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