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Public consultation to support the evaluation of the car labelling Directive


Opening date

Target audience

Please find information in Target group(s) section.

Why we are consulting


Public consultation to support the evaluation of the car labelling Directive

Policy field(s)

Climate action, Transport, Energy, Environment, Consumer affairs

Target group(s)

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from individual vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and traders and their representative organisations, consumer organisations & vehicle users, NGOs, advertising and publishing organisations, relevant national authorities, researchers/academics and think-tanks/ consultancies.

Period of consultation

From 19 October 2015 to 15 January 2016

Objective of the consultation

The European Commission is launching a public consultation to support the evaluation of Directive 1999/94/EC ('car labelling Directive'). This evaluation shall examine the actual implementation and the achievement of the car labelling Directive compared to what was expected. It will provide conclusions on how the Directive has performed, what experience has been gained and what lessons can be learned. This analysis will cover the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU value added of the legislation. Consideration must be given to intended/expected and unintended/unexpected consequences of this measure. It will also provide indications of the degree to which the legislation is still considered to be fit for purpose.

The evaluation should help the Commission to:

  • Have a better understanding of how, and why, the current EU legislation has worked well or not so well, identifying factors which have helped or hampered achievement of the objectives.
  • Quantify and qualify the impact of the legislation, particularly in terms of progress towards achieving its objectives.

This public consultation will form part of the evidence base for the evaluation of the Directive. Stakeholders are invited to answer to the questions directly raised including, when relevant, the provision of data and other supporting evidence, and to raise any other issues they feel are relevant.

How to submit your contribution

In the interests of transparency, the Commission asks organisations who wish to submit comments in the context of public consultations to provide the Commission and the public at large with information about whom and what they represent by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions. (Consultation Standards, see COM (2002) 704, and Communication on ETI Follow-up, see COM (2007) 127 of 21/03/2007)

If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to Register now.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

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Reference documents
Contact details

Responsible service: Directorate-General Climate Action - Unit C2


Postal address:

European Commission
Directorate-General Climate Action
B-1049 Bruxelles
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Results of consultation and next steps


Protection of personal dataSpecific privacy statement

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The response period for this consultation has ended. Thank you for your input.