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RUSEFF SUPPORTS EE LABELING

July 2012

Western Europe countries as early movers in the field of energy efficiency can provide references for EE labeling including the car/light truck sector. To cut CO2 emission the EU requires that car fleets will reach in 2012 an average of 130 g/km[1]. The threshold of 175 g/km for vans will be introduced beginning from 2014. In the same context the EU enforced the members to introduce an EE labeling to help consumers to choose cars with lower fuel consumption. Therefore most of the countries introduced labeling based on absolute values e.g. Ireland[2]. In such systems light trucks will be listed at the lower edge due to their higher weight and stronger engines to carry the payload.

Germany introduced a labeling system taking into account the curb weight of the car[3]. With the help of the formula below a model depending reference CO2 value will be calculated. Based on the deviation between the official CO2 values of the car with the reference value the car will be placed in an efficiency category. The labeling system is suitable for light trucks up to a maximal weight of 3.5 tons, in some cases up to 7.5 tons. 

Reference value = 36.6+0.09 * (Curb weight + 75kg)

The official CO2 value for cars/trucks is indicated in the vehicle passport and can differ from the average fuel consumption converted in to CO2emissions due to other test cycles.

The table below shows an excerpt of the executed analysis and contains new trucks as well as trucks already included in the equipment database. The analysis showed different effects in labeling like:

·     Benzine trucks are in a lower efficiency class than diesel models;

·     Similar models with higher curb weight (transport capacity) are in a higher class;

·     Old motor systems e.g. Kia Bongo have very low efficiency;

·     Special efficiency variants e.g. BlueMotion Technology (VW) are in a higher class than comparable models.

                                 

Manufacturer

Model

Fuel cons.

[l/100km]

Power

CO2 [g/km]

Curb weight [kg]

Reference CO2 [g/km]

Deviation [%]

EE class

Volkswagen VW

Caddy Startline 1.6 TDI

5.7

55 kW

149

1687

195

-24

B

Volkswagen VW

Caddy Startline 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Technology

5.3

55 kW

139

1696

196

-29

A

Volkswagen VW

Transporter Kasten 2.0 MPI short

10.6

85 kW

247

2136

235

+5

E

Volkswagen VW

Transporter Kasten 2.0 TDI long

7.7

75 kW

198

2257

246

-20

B

Mercedes-Benz

Sprinter  316 CDI short

8.5

120 kW

225

1985

222

+1

E

Mercedes-Benz

Sprinter  316 CDI long

8.5

120 kW

225

2260

246

-9

D

Peugoet

Partner Kasten 1.6 Hdi FAP short

5.2

55 kW

136

1460

175

-22

B

Ford

Transit Very long

8.3

114 kW

219

2293

249

-12

C

Citroen

Jumper Middle

7.7

74 kW

203

1900

214

-5

D

Kia

Bongo K2900 2.9 l

10.3

93 kW

272

1490

177

+53

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