Electric cars still will not be included in this new legislation. However, in coming months, environmentally sustainable cars are expected to have their own sticker that indicates the type of fuel required for their operation.
Moreover, you should know that cars will not be the only ones to incorporate this new measure. Dealers, service providers and user manuals for cars also must introduce the labels that indicate the fuel that the vehicle requires.
Where are these labels valid?
The 28 countries that form part of the European Union are obliged to include a label that indicates if the car uses petroleum, diesel or gas on newly manufactured cars, in addition to those that have been recently registered.
In addition, countries like Iceland, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey also have announced that they will join this harmonisation initiative of the car sector.
The United Kingdom, however, has not yet made any declaration regarding this matter. Furthermore, car manufacturers will include the fuel labels on each car on the production chain, and so exported vehicles will have these labels.
This measure is intended to incorporate and give importance to alternative fuels within the EU.
What will happen to the former nomenclature?
If you’re not thinking about buying a new car, don't worry. Everything will continue to work the same when filling up the tank.
That is, you’ll be able to go to the petrol station and continue asking for petroleum 95. This new European label will be additional information that will be included at service stations so that users know which fuel is for their car.