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New showroom CO2 labels introduced

HPI has introduced its updated CO2 certificate - the only authorised certificate in the industry - in line with the revised car fuel economy label recommended by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP).

The labels will enable dealers to inform motorists about the envinromental impact of new cars.

Over 2,000 dealers have signed-up with the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) to take part and display the label on cars that they sell since August 2009.

“Our customers recognise and respect the HPI brand," said Ian Beardmore MIMI, group operations support manager at The Co-Operative Motor Group.

"So, this new CO2 certificate is a great initiative.”

The labels were developed with the support from the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI), the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and the Government.

The certificates highlight the level of CO2 emissions a vehicle creates, using the industry standard CO2 emissions rating chart – reflecting those already being displayed on new vehicles.

The updated certificates encompass the vehicles estimated fuel cost over 12,000 miles, Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) banding relating to CO2 emissions and MPG figures.

Data is based upon manufacturer new model notification and may vary between vehicles, depending upon options fitted.

Vehicles up to two years old will be covered by the scheme, though dealers can choose to label older cars back to 1 March 2001.

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