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Fuel Consumption Labelling

Display Requirements

The requirements for anyone displaying a car for sale or lease can be found in the legislation “The Passenger Car (Fuel consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations 2001”. These regulations were further amended by Statutory Instrument 2013 No 65, which took effect 11 February 2013.  In particular:

  • Regulation 3 extended the application of the Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations 2001 to vehicles that do not emit CO2, hydrocarbons or carbon monoxide;
  • Regulation 5 reduced the minimum height of the mandatory text box (on the label) from 125mm to 80mm

Additionally, VCA have created some guidance notes on the display and advertising of fuel consumption here:  Guidance Notes (PDF 2.1MB) - version 7, last revised November 2014.

There are three main types of label available at this time. Go to  and choose the last option to "Download car fuel and emissions information". At the bottom of the downloads area you will see a link. 


Click on that option to download PDF versions of the: 

  • Standard comparative label;
  • Custom comparative label;
  • Pure electric label; and
  • Electric hybrid label