History and current status of the motor vehicle energy labeling and its implementation possibilities in Malaysia

T. M.I. Mahlia, S. Tohno, T. Tezuka

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The road transport and particularly the passenger cars are responsible for increasing the share of transport energy consumption and harmful emissions level growth. The fuel economy label is an informative tool to influence customers and manufacturers to put special care to the energy efficiency issue. The implementation of fuel economy label for motor vehicles in Malaysia will prevent the up going trend of petroleum consumption which will be beneficial to consumer and society. As a consequence, the harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are the main causes of the global warming and air pollution will be reduced. Studies in developed countries show that implementing the fuel economy label is beneficial for society, government and the environment. This paper focused on a review of international experiences on fuel economy label. It also attempts to discuss about the energy savings possibilities that lead to reduce GHG emissions by implementing the program. The last but not least recommendation is the fact that the sooner the fuel economy label applies for the passenger cars in Malaysia will be more beneficial for the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1828-1844
Number of pages17
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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