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I AM TRAVELING ABROAD. 
I PLAN TO TRAVEL IN THE UK, 
WILL I FIND THE LABEL IN 
WHAT ABOUT BREXIT?
FUEL LABELLING 
THE FUELLING STATIONS 
OF THE COUNTRIES I DRIVE 
It is up to the UK to decide the way in 
FOR ROAD 
THROUGH?
which EU rules will apply after Brexit, 
but newly produced vehicles will have 
the labels fitted on the production line 
VEHICLES
The new labels will be deployed in all 28 
so vehicles entering the UK market will 
European Union member states, EEA 
INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS
continue to have the labels.
countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein and 
Norway), and also Macedonia, Serbia, 
Switzerland and Turkey.
GENERAL INFORMATION
CONCERNING MIS-FUELLING
In order to help consumers select the ap-
This label will be placed:
propriate fuel for their vehicles throughout  • On newly-produced vehicles, in the im-
Europe, the European Union has agreed 
mediate proximity of the fuel filler flap/
The fuel filler neck of a petrol vehicle is de-
vehicles with the correct fuel (petrol or die-
new labelling requirements for newly pro-
cap;
liberately smaller than the nozzle of a die-
sel).
duced vehicles and fuel filling stations.  • In the vehicle owner’s manual. In the 
sel pump. Although this helps to prevent  This communication does not address 
As of October 2018, a new unique and 
case of newer vehicles, they may also 
customers putting diesel in a petrol  those occasions when a customer may 
harmonised set of fuel labels will appear 
appear in the electronic handbook avai-
vehicle, it is still possible for a customer to  inadvertently put petrol in their diesel 
across Europe.
lable via a vehicle’s infotainment centre;
inadvertently put petrol in a diesel vehicle  vehicle. The new labels and this communi-
• At all public refuelling stations on the 
despite the labels marked ‘Diesel’ around  cation inform customers on the suitability 
fuel-dispensing unit and on the filler 
the diesel filler flap/cap.
of a certain fuel for use in their vehicle.
nozzle of the fuel dispenser;
Customers are responsible for filling their 
•  At vehicle dealerships.
WHICH VEHICLES ARE CONCERNED  
BY THIS LABELLING REQUIREMENT?
This document has been prepared by ACEA, ACEM, 
When it comes to road vehicles, the labels  •  Passenger cars;
Fuels Europe and UPEI, the organisations representing 
will appear on newly produced:
•  Light commercial vehicles;
European vehicle manufacturers (powered two-whee-
•  Mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles and qua-
•  Heavy-duty commercial vehicles;
lers, cars, vans and heavy-duty vehicles) and the Eu-
dricycles;
•  Buses and coaches.
ropean refining and downstream fuel supply sectors. 
The information contained in this document is subject 
to the specific national laws implementing Directive 
2014/94/EU in each member state of the EU.










ARE VEHICLES OF ALL AGES CONCERNED?
No. The European legislation requires the  fitting the labels to older vehicles. Please 
labels only for new vehicles placed on the  contact your local dealer if you need advice 
market for the first time or registered as of  on which fuel is recommended for use in 
12 October 2018.
your vehicle.
HOW DO THE LABELS WORK?
Vehicle manufacturers do not recommend 
The label is simply a visual tool to help  will only need to match the label of your 
consumers verify that they correctly select  vehicle with the corresponding label on the 
WHEN WILL THESE LABELS BE VISIBLE 
the appropriate fuel for their vehicle. You  fuel pump.
IN THE EU MEMBER STATES?
DO THESE LABELS CONCERN ME IF MY VEHICLE IS ELECTRIC?
The label will be placed on newly produced  clear and visible manner for consumers, 
vehicles and on petrol, diesel, hydrogen  as of 12 October 2018.
(H2), compressed natural gas (CNG), li-
Since this is a compliance date, vehicle 
Yes, if you have a hybrid-electric vehicle. It  on the recharging point to guide you on the 
quefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied  manufacturers and filling station operators 
will still need refuelling with the appropriate  recharging of the vehicle batteries is cur-
petroleum gas (LPG) filling pumps in all  will start to introduce these labels over a 
fuel.
rently being designed and should be intro-
European Union fuel filling stations, in a  transitional period prior to that date. 
A similar set of labels on the vehicle and  duced in the future.
WHAT DO THE LABELS LOOK LIKE?
There are specific label designs for petrol – type fuels, diesel-type fuels, and gaseous-type fuels (e.g. CNG, LNG, LPG and hydrogen):
The shape for a diesel-type fuel is a 
The shape for a petrol- type fuel is a 
square (“B” stands for specific biodiesel 
circle (“E” stands for specific bio-com-
components present in diesel, the XTL 
ponents present in petrol): 
stands for synthetic diesel and indicates 
it is not derived from crude oil):
The shape for a gaseous-type fuel is diamond:
PETROL TYPE OF FUEL
DIESEL TYPE OF FUEL
GASEOUS FUEL