U.S. Department of Transportation proposes new sticker

Label1x-wide-community So how do you exactly rate the fuel-economy economy of an electric car?

And come to think of it how do you rate the environmental impact of a new car?

Its not so easy especially when try to quantify such things as greenhouse gases emissions, and where and how the energy is made to power the new car.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has some ideas on how quantify such things so they’ve recently unveiled a new (new car) car sticker that would rate cars the same way teachers rate students.

In other words, each car would be given a letter grade that would help consumers make a more informed buying decision…or so that’s what the U.S. Department of Transportation hopes will happen.

“New fuel-economy labels will keep pace with the new generation of fuel-efficient cars and trucks rolling off the line, and provide simple, straightforward updates to inform consumers about their choices in a rapidly changing market,” said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. “We want to help buyers find vehicles that meet their needs, keep the air clean and save them money at the pump.”

The U.S. Department of Transportation is currently just floating the idea of the new stickers, and is looking for consumer input.

If you want to let them know what you think of the idea just visit their web site HERE and take a look at some of the other proposed new sticker designs.

Of course the jury is still out on what the new car manufactures think, but some have already expressed concerns that grading cars, like students, will be bad for business.

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