It is a legal requirement to display the label on all light vehicles under 3.5 tonnes offered for sale, except for motorbikes, provided the information is available.

EECA administers the Vehicle Emissions and Energy Economy Labelling programme and compliance with the Regulations in New Zealand.

What information does the label include?

  • Vehicle make and model.
  • Vehicle type – petrol, diesel, electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid.
  • Energy economy star rating - up to 6 stars for the most fuel efficient vehicles.
  • Carbon dioxide emissions star rating — up to 6 stars for the lowest emission vehicles.
  • Carbon dioxide emissions in grams per kilometre – tailpipe emissions.
  • Fuel economy in litres per 100 km – for petrol and diesel vehicles.
  • Electricity economy in kWh per 100 km – for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
  • Electric mode range in kilometres – for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
  • Estimated yearly running costs — based on stated energy price and driving 14,000 km. Includes road user charges for diesel, electric and plug-in hybrids.

What does the label look like?


How does the label help?

  • Consumers

    Consumers can choose the most energy-efficient and lowest carbon dioxide emitting car that meets their needs, and factor in running costs as well as purchase price.

  • Importers and manufacturers

    Importers and manufacturers can use this information to promote the efficiency and running costs of their vehicles.

  • Motor vehicle traders

    Motor vehicle traders can use the label to help customers choose more energy efficient and lower CO2 emissions vehicles with lower running costs.

Emissions and Economy testing standard

 The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Testing Procedure (WLTP) is an international standard for testing the energy economy, emissions and electric vehicle (EV) range of passenger and light commercial vehicles. WLTP standardised vehicle data is displayed on EECA’s Vehicle Emissions and Energy Economy Label and for online vehicle sales to help consumers choose lower emissions, energy efficient vehicles.

Find out more about vehicle emissions and energy economy testing

  • Labelling for electric vehicles

    You can use the label to compare efficiency and running costs of plug-in EVs with other types of car. The EV label shows fuel economy in kilowatt hours per 100km and includes a manufacturer’s declared range showing how far the car may be expected to go on a full charge.
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