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Label shall convey to the consumer data on more energy efficient cars

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Since April, the consumer has a new ally at the time of purchasing a new vehicle: the Label National Conservation of Energy (ENCE), which presents information on the performance of the car in relation to fuel consumption in the city and highway. The label, similar to that used in home appliances is part of the Brazilian Program to convey Labeling (PBE convey), coordinated by the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (Inmetro) in partnership with Petrobras.
The PBE convey aims to offer the consumer an additional criterion for the purchase of the car. The label will inform the energy efficiency of vehicles, facilitating the choice between models more economical and efficient. The cars are classified from A to E, being the most economical. The accession of assemblers and importers to the program is voluntary.
The labeling vehicle include Brazil in the list of countries that develop programs for energy efficiency and rational use of fuel in vehicles as the United States, Japan, Australia, China, Canada, Singapore and EU countries. Brazil enter thus in the vanguard of this type of program in Latin America.
Five manufacturers of vehicles which account for 50% of sales of the Brazilian market (Fiat, General Motors with the Chevrolet brand, Honda, Kia and Volkswagen) were the first to join the program. This year, 31 models from five categories (sub-compact, compact, medium, large, load) will have their information consumption and energy available to society. Of these, 24 models in two categories - sub-compact and compact - can leave the plants labeled.
The accession of the manufacturers and importers to the program is renewed every year. To decide to participate, the manufacturer shall inform the data of fuel consumption and energy efficiency of the models in the vehicle owner's manual and points of sale. This information can be found on the label, optionally displayed by manufacturers in the windows of cars. The data also will be available in the table published on the websites of Inmetro and Conpet The Brazilian Labeling Program Run is an initiative of Inmetro in partnership with the National Program of Rationalization of the Use of Derivatives of Oil and Natural Gas (Conpet) established by Federal Government. The Conpet is implemented by Petrobras in order to develop actions to promote a culture antidesperdício and encourage the rational use of fuels in households, industries and transport. The Conpet already part of the Brazilian Labeling Program, coordinated by Inmetro for stoves and water heaters to gas.
The program also has the participation of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), the Company of Technology Environmental Sanitation of São Paulo (Cetesb), Center for Research and Development Leopoldo Américo Miguez de Melo, Petrobras (Cenpes) and the auto industry, and support of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), the National Association of Motor Vehicles Manufacturers (Anfavea) and the Brazilian Association of Importers of Vehicles Automotive Companies (Abeiva).
PBE The vehicle was launched in November 2008, in Hall's car in Sao Paulo, the Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Miguel Jorge. The world experience shows that such programs, voluntary or compulsory, to induce production of more efficient vehicles, benefiting the consumer and the environment.


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