AAA Supports Greater Data to Fuel Motorists’ Gas and Green Options
Washington, D.C., May 25, 2011
AAA supports today’s announcement by the Obama Administration unveiling the new model year 2013 fuel label that informs consumers about a vehicle’s annual fuel costs/savings and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Leading up to today’s announcement, AAA submitted comments supporting these consumer improvements.
“Reducing fuel costs and being mindful of the vehicle’s environmental impact are top of mind for many Americans these days.This new and enhanced label will arm consumers with more information in order to make informed purchasing decisions when it comes to new vehicles,” said AAA President and CEO Robert L. Darbelnet.
Last November, AAA provided written comments to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed label changes. AAA viewed these changes as important because consumers deserve easy to understand, comprehensive information on the energy cost savings and environmental impact of vehicles while making purchasing decisions. AAA has been active on the issue of accurate and comprehensive vehicle labeling for many years.In 2006, AAA was one of the leading consumer groups that worked closely with the EPA to revise its testing procedures for fuel economy to ensure that vehicle stickers provided motorists with accurate, real-world miles-per-gallon information.
With today’s announcement, AAA plans to help educate the public about the new vehicle labels through AAA’s member magazines, websites and social media channels. “AAA will be informing the public about the improved features of the new vehicle labels and continuing to advocate on behalf of our members on fuel conservation and efficiency issues,” Darbelnet said.
As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 52 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.
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