Fuel Labelling for Road Vehicles

EU Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure requires EU member states and EEA states to improve the information given to consumers who are faced with a choice of fuels for their vehicle. BS EN 16942, Fuels - Identification of vehicle compatibility - Graphical expression for consumer information, identifies common symbols, or ‘fuel identifiers', that will be placed on new vehicles and fuel pumps.

There are new labels for gaseous fuels, Hydrogen, CNG, LNG and LPG.

The use of these labels is implemented within UK Regulation - SI 2019 No. 421, The Alternative Fuel Labelling and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019
The labels are required to be in place from September 2019.

A leaflet explaining the new labels has been published by ACEA, ACEM, ECFD, Fuels Europe and UPEI, the organisations representing European vehicle manufacturers (powered two-wheelers, cars, vans and heavy-duty vehicles) and the European refining and downstream fuel supply sectors.

Leaflet: https://www.fuel-identifiers.eu/

Additional information is available in the Press Release from the European Automobile Manufacturing Association (ACEA)
https://www.acea.be/press-releases/article/fuel-labelling-information-to-help-consumers-and-operators-choose-right-fuel. 

17 September 2019

 

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