Brazil to unveil auto fuel-efficiency stickers


Brazil’s state-run standardization institute is preparing to present a fuel-efficiency sticker for the nation’s 17 car makers and 10 car importers to post voluntarily on new vehicles, starting with 2009 models. The sticker, a prototype of which is to be displayed at Brazil’s national auto show in São Paulo from Oct. 30 to Nov. 9, is the work of the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality. The institute, called Inmetro, provides measurement standards and energy ratings for manufactured products. Inmetro spent the last two years working with Brazilian car makers and importers to devise the sticker, which is to be placed on the driver’s side window. The institute traditionally has not required the posting of energy ratings for manufactured products, and... [Log in to read more]

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