Model year 2013 cars will carry new redesigned fuel economy and environment labels and Fueleconomy.gov has added the stickers to its mobile site so you can access the label data from your phone and personalize your car search based on your needs.
As we previously reported, the new stickers still list city, highway, and combined fuel economy and annual fuel costs, as well as air-quality ratings. But now the labels also include comparative information.
You can access information about a new car at Fueleconomy.gov/m in two ways, by scanning the QR Code found on a given car's window sticker, or by going right to the mobile site and searching for the vehicle in the "Find a Car" feature.
The “New Window Sticker” section explains the information on the EPA/DOT label, plus has samples of the new labels for plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles as well. Different vehicle types have different stickers.
The mobile version of the stickers let you personalize the fuel economy, fuel cost, and environmental estimates based on the number of miles you drive each year, and the percentage of miles you drive in stop-and-go vs. highway traffic, as well as how much you pay for fuel, where you live, and how you want your fuel economy reported (miles per gallon or gallons per 100 miles).
The mobile version of the new stickers also lets you view the reported on-the-road fuel economy other drivers are getting with the same vehicle.