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GM Commits to Thailand’s ECO Sticker Plan for New Vehicles

Ms. Wanwemol Charukultharvatch, Director of Public Policy for GM Thailand, with Thailand’s Minister of Industry Chakramon Phasukavanich, sitting in the Chevrolet Trailblazer at the unveiling of the ECO Sticker car information label.

BANGKOK, THAILAND – General Motors Thailand demonstrated its commitment to Thai consumers on March 16, 2015 by participating in the launch of Thailand’s new ECO Sticker car information labelling campaign.

At the event, Thailand’s Minister of Industry Chakramon Phasukavanich and its Minister of Finance Sommai Phasee signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the promotion of sustainable mobility and carbon dioxide (CO2) emission based excise tax.

“GM welcomes the standard use of ECO Sticker labelling for vehicles including Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs. Eco Sticker provides key features of each vehicle in a transparent manner allowing consumers to make purchasing decisions based on a standard set of information. We are confident that GM vehicles offer great driving experiences, safety, fuel economy and low emissions for our customers in Thailand,” said Ms. Wanwemol Charukultharvatch, Director of Public Policy for GM Thailand, who attended the event.

The Minister of Industry has said that the ECO Sticker will contain four elements:

  • Manufacturer/importer information
  • Vehicle information (e.g., engine, wheels, transmission weight, production site etc.)
  • List of factory-installed equipment and options
  • Fuel consumption tests in accordance to the referring standard – city/highway and average fuel consumption – number of litres per 100 km.

The signed MOU is a demonstration of the determination that all agencies are willing to comply with the cabinet’s resolution on the vehicle excise tax reform (CO2 tax), and on the guidelines for vehicle manufacturers and importers to place the ECO Sticker that will reveal the vehicle's carbon dioxide emission rate.

The Minister of Industry will launch a website this December to provide more information for the public, automakers and relevant agencies.

The Eco Sticker will be effective on October 1, 2015 while the new excise tax structure will be effective on January 1, 2016.