Brits To Label Cars with Color-coded Emission Tags

Four-wheel drives will suffer the ignominy of having to display red stickers, while small, fuel-efficient models will sport labels in shades of green.

Published: 06-Feb-2005

Cars will carry colour-coded labels warning potential buyers of their impact on climate change under measures to be launched by the government this week.

Four-wheel drives will suffer the ignominy of having to display red stickers, while small, fuel-efficient models will sport labels in shades of green.

Car manufacturers and retailers spent last year obstructing progress on the scheme - to be unveiled by the Transport Secretary Alistair Darling - amid industry concern that it could precipitate stricter restrictions on exhaust emissions and undermine the viability of the profitable 4x4 sector.

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