Press Release

NADA Statement on New Window Stickers

 

WASHINGTON (May 25, 2011) – In response to the Obama Administration’s announcement regarding updated window stickers on new cars and trucks starting in MY 2013, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) releases the following statement:

“For decades, car and truck buyers have relied on miles per gallon – or MPG – to compare the fuel economy of different vehicles.  With gasoline spiking to over $4 a gallon and alternative fuel vehicles hitting dealer showrooms, rolling out a totally unfamiliar ‘letter grade’ label would have only served to confuse and frustrate consumers.  NADA applauds the Obama administration’s decision to drop the ill-advised ‘letter grade’ in favor of one that prominently displays a vehicle’s MPG.  By doing so, car shoppers can make informed comparisons on dealers’ lots, allowing them to take advantage of new technologies, which will ultimately put more fuel efficient vehicles on the road.  In addition to NHTSA and EPA, NADA commends Reps. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, and Dale Kildee, D-Mich., for recognizing that consumers need straightforward fuel economy ratings to make an informed purchase.”

Contacts:

Bailey Wood
NADA Legislative Affairs
(202) 547-5500
(202) 557-1674 (m)
bwood@nada.org

Charles Cyrill
Director of Public Relations
NADA Public Affairs
(703) 821-7121
(216) 870-8837 (m)
ccyrill@nada.org