Expansion of the Vehicle Fuel Consumption Label Scheme
Since 1 January 2001, the windscreens of all new passenger vehicles, four-wheel drive and light commercial vehicles sold in Australia have had to display a fuel consumption label which gives details of how many litres of fuel the vehicle uses to travel 100 kilometres in city-cycle driving, when assessed against standard fuel consumption test procedures.The current version of the rule (ADR81/02) adopts the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Regulation 101 under which the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions values are calculated. The label has been redesigned to include additional fuel consumtion information to assist consumers (urban and extra-urban fuel consumption figures now appear in addition to the current combined value). ADR81/02 took full effect from 1 April 2009.
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