BS EN 16942:2016 Fuels. Identification of vehicle compatibility. Graphical expression for consumer information

BS EN 16942:2016

Fuels. Identification of vehicle compatibility. Graphical expression for consumer information

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : June 2017



What is this standard about?

BS EN 16942 is a new standard that covers the labelling of marketed liquid and gaseous fuels. It is designed to provide consumers with information on the compatibility of their vehicles with the growing number of fuels on the market. 

Who is this standard for?

  • All vehicle users
  • Car manufacturers
  • Car dealerships
  • Owners of petrol garages and recharging points

Why should you use this standard? 

It introduces guidelines for graphic symbols for liquid and gaseous fuels to be clearly displayed on vehicles, in consumer manuals, at car dealerships and at all dispensers and refuelling points. These harmonized graphics are simple and easy to understand and colour coded, to provide relevant and consistent information regarding which vehicle can be filled with which available compatible fuel.  

Marketed fuels include petroleum derived fuels, synthetic fuels, biofuels, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, hydrogen and biogas and blends of the aforementioned delivered to mobile applications. 

Standard NumberBS EN 16942:2016
TitleFuels. Identification of vehicle compatibility. Graphical expression for consumer information
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date30 June 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)UN R110, UN R67, prEN 16723-2:2014, EN 16709:2015, EN 16734:2016, EN 590:2013, EN 14214:2012+A1:2014, EN 589:2008+A1:2012, EN 228:2012, EN 15940:2016, EN 14678-3:2013, ISO 14687-2:2012, CEN/TS 15293:2011
International RelationshipsEN 16942:2016
Amended ByCorrigendum, June 2017
DescriptorsVehicles, Fuel storage, Energy sources, Spacecraft, Road vehicles, Warning triangles, Vessels, Solid fuels, Aviation fuels, Drivers (vehicles), Fossil fuels, Automotive fuels, Liquid fuels, Transportation, Nuclear fuels, Calorific value, Gaseous fuels, Fuels
Title in FrenchCarburants. Identification de la compatibilité des véhicules. Expression graphique pour l'information des consommateurs
Title in GermanKraftstoffe. Identifizierung der Fahrzeug- Kompatibilität. Graphische Darstellung zur Verbraucherinformation
ISBN978 0 580 99060 1
File Size2.5 MB

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