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EPA SmartWay

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Each model year, EPA rates every new car, truck, and SUV for greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions on scales of 1-10. To earn the SmartWay designation, a vehicle must receive a combined score from both scales that is much better than the average vehicle. SmartWay Elite certification is given to only those vehicles that attain the highest scores on both scales.

EPA updates the greenhouse gas and smog rating thresholds annually. EPA also periodically update the SmartWay criteria so that they maintain their goal of certifying the top 20 percent cleanest most efficient vehicles.

Learn more: EPA SmartWay websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with EPA SmartWay's standard is verified by the company or organization applying for the label (first party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants register for the ecolabel in order to use the label (but certification is not required)

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Member of

Unknown

Type

Government

Also manages

EPA Lead-Safe Certification, and ENERGY STAR: USA


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2005

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Transportation

Other categories: light duty vehicles


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 26 May 2016