Well, finally! As early as 2018 VIEWS called etiquette, a different kind of Energy and got the approval of the auto industry and those of the policy, because the previous label was a misnomer. In addition to other regulations, the Federal Council revised by 1. January 2020 is now also the energy label for new cars.

Because of the statutory CO2 target value (130, from 2020 95 g/km CO2 emissions) on the Basis of the standard consumption of the old NEDC was born cycle, the values in the new WLTP cycle but realistic and, therefore, higher is the CO2 target value (provisional to 21 percent to 115 g/km, the final value is still pending).

No Bonus for difficult-to-weights

but Above all, flows in the classification in accordance with the letters A (most efficient) to G (less efficient) weight not more. So far, it was 30 percent for the misleading correction of the weighted become a factor. This anno 2012, especially on the pressure of the car lobby, the high all-wheel drive share cushion. This, however, proved a boomerang, because since then, the modern lightweight design is drawn and the label is light, tends to be Thrifty cars are at a disadvantage.

in January, the absolute energy consumption and related emissions is also graphically much etiquette clearer in focus and without a weight bonus. In the case of Non-petrol engines as the primary energy source-the gasoline equivalent of the energy required for Fuel and electricity is considered manufacturing. In the case of natural gas is re-calculated with 20 instead of 10 percent Biogas-share – like on the net anyway already the rule.

weight include? Absurd!

Only one example of many, why the inclusion of the weight made no sense: In the case of Mercedes, the Nobel-SUV GLE 300 d 4Matic (245 Diesel-HP, 6.8 l/100 km, 180 g/km) carries a F. a F, the sleek C-class estate C 300 d 4Matic T, needs with the same engine, but with 0.8 l/100 km less, and 23 g/km less CO2 emits wearing. Why? Because of the C weighs almost 500 pounds less. The SUV brother of GLC creates, in turn, with the same engine, even an E, although it consumes exactly the same as the F-marked C-class.

auto industry happy

“The adjustment in the energy label goes in the right direction”, says Andreas Burgener (60), Director of Auto-Schweiz: “However, we plead for its abolition, because in the face of increasingly stringent CO2 targets no longer make sense. Only interesting for the customers of the absolute energy consumption and the associated costs per kilometre travelled are.”

this is Not a completely absurd Argument: Brauchts really the letters, if the CO2 limit and the value of CO2? The car industry Association AGVS welcomes the simplification, but the Complainant States that the motor vehicle tax could ensure where the label is incorporated in the calculation, for “unpleasant Surprises”.

At the end is just

May be. But a classic big family Van such as the Seat Alhambra also creates so far only a C to G and benefited, for example, neither in the Canton of Zurich in the Canton of Bern of the perks for A – and B-cars. Conversely, some of the budget is considered effective and exemplary light small car that was bought for the low fuel consumption, new finally appropriately “green”.

but Above all, the etiquette puzzles free and clear is because it’s now a clear criterion. And less complicated always makes sense.