In which countries will the new uniform fuel labels be used?
These labels will be introduced in all 28 Member States of the EU, the EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein & Norway), Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey & Switzerland.
Where can you find the uniform fuel labels?
For newly produced cars, near the fuel cap or the filling valve. This label can also be found in the instruction booklet of the vehicle. In addition, these labels will be found on all pumps and filling guns at all public stations in the aforementioned countries.
What do the labels look like?
There are specific labels for petrol, diesel and gaseous fuels (such as CNG, LNG, LPG and hydrogen)
For the petrol types it is a round label with the letter “E” and a number. The number after the “E” indicates the maximum percentage of bio-components that may be incorporated.
The label for diesel types is square. The number after the “B” indicates the maximum percentage of specific biodiesel components that may be incorporated, the XTL indicates that the fuel is synthetic and is not made from crude oil.
For the gaseous fuels, the label is diamond shaped.