When in the market for buying a car, most of us search for the vehicle with the best fuel-efficiency, but how certain can you be of its environmental impact? Chevrolet has come with a solution when they introduced its very own “Ecologic Scorecard” for all 2013 models. The new window sticker displays some unique environmental features of the vehicle – from responsible manufacturing, efficient technologies and recyclability – important information for any eco-loving parent.
Each claim on the Chevrolet-created labels is audited by Two Tomorrows, an independent third-party sustainability agency that provides auditing and assurance services to companies for environmental initiatives.
“Customers want companies to be honest and transparent about their environmental efforts and sustainability goals, and rightly so,” said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss. “Putting an Ecologic label on each Chevrolet is just one more way for us to share our environmental progress.”
The label communicates vehicle-specific features in the following areas:
- Before the road: Environmental aspects related to vehicle manufacturing and assembly.
- On the road: Fuel-saving features such as advanced engine technologies, aerodynamics, lighter weight components or low-rolling resistance tires.
- After the road: How 85 percent by weight of the vehicle can be recycled at the end of its lifespan.
The Chevrolet Sonic 1.4L turbo with a six-speed manual transmission achieves an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway, making it one of the most fuel-efficient small cars in America. It is the only subcompact car assembled in the United States. To learn more, visit the Chevy Sonic Facebook page.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
More information on the audit process and environmental features for each vehicle with an Ecologic label will be available on www.chevrolet.com/ecologic.