Rutgers University | NJAES | SEBS     New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

Alternative Fuel and Vehicle Labeling Requirements

The requirements apply to new or used alternative fuel vehicles and specified fuel dispensers, and states that all products must be labeled with information to aid customers in understanding the quality of the product.

Program Administrator:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC); US Department of Energy (DOE)

Applicable to:

  • New or used alternative fuel vehicles, including those with an aftermarket conversion system installed (does not apply to hybrid electric vehicles).
  • Fuel dispensers, including, but not exclusively, methanol, denatured ethanol, and/or other alcohols, mixtures containing 85 percent or more by volume of methanol, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, hydrogen, coal derived liquid biofuels, biodiesel blends containing more than 5% biodiesel by volume, and electricity.


  • All must be labeled with information to help consumers make educated decisions about buying and/or fueling a vehicle
  • Vehicles must be labeled with cruising range as estimated by the manufacturer, along with other descriptive material
  • Fuel dispensers must be labeled with the name of fuel and fuel rating

See program website for expiration dates.

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