Brussels, 2 June 2008
The survey is designed to gather feedback on awareness of the directive and the experiences of respondents, and to consider in particular information provided to consumers regarding the fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions of new cars in car showrooms and advertisements.
The Commission is committed to reducing CO2 emissions from cars, which account for some 12% of overall EU emissions of CO2. This strategy includes legislation on the average emission levels of new passenger cars, but also ensures that consumers have sufficient information to choose fuel efficient and low CO2-emitting cars.
The CO2 labelling directive is meant to raise awareness and enable consumers to make informed choices when buying cars. Currently the information must be provided to the consumers as follows:
The revised directive will complement the proposed legislation to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars to an average of 130 grams of CO2 per kilometre (g/km) by 2012 (see IP/07/1965) which is currently under discussion in the European Parliament and Council.
Further information on the revision of labelling Directive 1999/94/EC can be found on: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/transport/co2/co2_cars_labelling.htm
The consultation runs until 28 July 2008. Interested stakeholders are invited to participate by filling in the online questionnaire at http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=co2&lang=en
 Directive 1999/94/EC