WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Production Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have joined to release a new label that features fuel economy and carbon dioxide estimates for used vehicles sold in the U.S. since 1984.
Consumers may create the new label electronically as part of a new tool on FuelEconomy.gov, the EPA said. The electronic graphic can be downloaded and include in online advertisements, and the paper label may be printed out and affixed to the vehicle window, the agency said.
The Consumer Federation of America praised the DOE-EPA action as giving used car dealers the opportunity to provide accurate, easy-to-understand fuel economy information on some 40 million used vehicles in the U.S.
"Providing gas mileage information to consumers will be a giant step forward in protecting American pocketbooks, addressing the nation's dependence on oil, and reducing pollution, said Jack Gillis, CFA director of public affairs.