25 May '11, 4pm

New Fuel Economy Labels Will Help Americans Save Money: EDF

A numerical ranking system. This will combine information about fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions into one clear, accessible, "1 to 10" designation. A car's five-year cost savings for the buyer. The average American owns a car for five years; the new labels will show how much money can be saved over that time by buying a more fuel-efficient car. More information for consumers online. The labels display a website with extensive information to empower consumers, including information about the pollution associated with producing traditional gasoline-powered cars, and a new tool to determine emissions from power plants in all U.S. zip codes so buyers can examine the electricity-generation emissions associated with powering electric vehicles. The labels will keep the familiar numbers for miles-per-gallon and average one-year fuel costs. Shoppers can expect to see the n...

Full article: http://www.edf.org/pressrelease.cfm?contentID=11780

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