|The fuel consumption labelling standard (ADR81/02) requires a model specific fuel consumption label to be placed on the windscreens of all new vehicles up to 3.5 tonne gross vehicle mass. The removable label shows the fuel consumption of the car in litres/100km and the CO2 emissions in g/km based on a standard test. The label enables new car buyers to compare vehicles on a common basis.
As of 1 March 2011, ADR81/02 also applies to electric vehicles and requires an energy consumption label to be placed on the windscreens of all new pure electric and externally chargeable (“plug-in”) hybrid electric vehicles. This label shows the vehicles energy consumption in Watt hours/km, expected range when fully charged, fuel consumption in litres/100km and CO2 emissions in g/km based on a standard test.
While the label alerts consumers to potential for CO2 emissions from recharging, it does not attempt to quantify those emissions on the label, as this will depend on how the electricity is generated. Consumers are encouraged to visit the Green Vehicle Guide website to estimate the vehicle's recharge emissions.