It is likely that we will finally see no change in the DGT environmental labels for the remainder of the year.
We have known for some time that the General Directorate of Traffic is working on new environmental labels for our vehicles, a new change to be released this summer and that could be delayed further in time.
In fact, this initiative to change the environmental labeling of vehicles is due to some controversy over the use of current labels where certain dysfunctionalities are being caused in this system, where it could even be observed that a vehicle with a V8 diesel or gasoline engine has ECO labels while other less polluting vehicles have a lower label.
However, one of these changes that had been proposed is the inclusion of a new label. It should be remembered that we now have the label classification that goes from ZERO emissions, through ECO, and then type C, type B and those vehicles that do not receive a direct label.
Although the DGT is not working on a revolution in this new labeling, they do want to qualify the existing one, perhaps by changing the guidelines for granting labels like ZERO and ECO.
Perhaps a new classification could come with the inclusion of the rumored D label that would affect gasoline and diesel vehicles with a small special engine that allows them to be cleaner. Apart from that, there are many promises but at the moment the step for this change has not been taken.
Now according to the director of the DGT, Pere Navarro, comments that “emissions labels are not in the problems of this country”, So it seems that they will not finally be released at the beginning of this summer as planned.
It should be remembered that if changes occur, its effect would not be retroactiveIn other words, vehicles that already had their environmental label would not see their qualification changed.