FAQ - Energy label for cars



General information about the programme

What is the legal basis for the energy label for cars?

What is the purpose of the energy label?

Where can I obtain the energy label?

Where can I find the TA number (type approval number)?

What should a private person do if type approval is missing or if an X is entered in field 24 of the test report?

What do new car dealers do if the type approval number is missing?

Where do the details for type approval originate from?

Why do differences occur with respect to details, e.g, in the case of the unladen weight?

Where does the label have to be attached?

What is the purpose of the consumption catalogue?

What does appendix 4.1 of the Ordinance on Energy Efficiency regulate?

How is implementation checked?

How is energy consumption measured?

How are the categories from A to G determined?

Are vehicles with different types of drive system categorised separately?

Why is my vehicle now in a different category?

How do I know whether CO2 emissions are high or low?

Which factors have the most influence on fuel consumption?

Why is my electric vehicle not in category A?

Why is my gas-powered or E85 vehicle not in category A?

How is the energy efficiency of plug-in vehicles calculated?

Are the energy labels for second-hand cars identical to those for new cars?

What is the legal basis for the energy label for second-hand cars?

Are the energy labels for second-hand cars accurate?

Is there any link between CO2 emission regulations for cars (95 g/km) and the energy label?

Which details are required for each area of application?

Which consumption data are used for the energy label?

What has to be considered when displaying the energy label in advertising?

How was the CO2 target on the label determined?

What is the purpose of the energy label for new cars?

What information is displayed on the label?

How is the fuel comparison calculated?

For which types of vehicles is the label mandatory?

What is a petrol equivalent for primary energy?

Is the label mandatory for demo cars?

Is the label mandatory for cars offered for sale online?

Does the State subsidise the purchase of energy efficient vehicles?

Is the energy label required to get road tax relief in a canton?

Which vehicles does the federal office recommend?


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Last modification 13.01.2020

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