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New Fuel Economy Labels Unveiled for New Cars

June 2, 2011

The fuel economy sticker found on all new vehicles has been redesigned in order to include more information on electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Until now, it's been difficult to compare the fuel economy of electric vehicles to those of conventional gas-powered vehicles.

The new stickers, required on all 2013 models, makes it easier for consumers to compare fuel savings at a glance, regardless of whether the car is gas, electric, or hybrid.

For instance, the labels show how much fuel or electricity would be required to drive 100 miles, and the time needed to charge a plug-in vehicle.

Fuel Economy Label

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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