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Come 2011 and consumers can look forward to driving more environmentally cleaner cars as the government on Monday said it will soon notify new fuel efficiency standards for automobiles in the country.

“We are right now engaged in finalising administrative formalities on how these standards have to be notified either through the Energy Conservation Act or the Motor Vehicles Act,” said environment minister Jairam Ramesh at the inaugural session of the two-day fourth environment friendly vehicles (EFV) biennial conference.

Ramesh said by 2011, it will be mandatory for automobile manufacturers to sell vehicles with energy-efficiency tags. The information on the labels will have to be certified by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

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