Vehicles

How to Save: In Vehicles

Your efficient driving techniques and optimal use of your vehicle can save you a lot of fuel needed for vehicles and tires

Prior purchasing advices

Select “Green” in the Fuel Economy Label

Choose an energy-saving vehicle that meets your family needs

Before importing any vehicle, make sure it is allowed to enter KSA through Saudi Standards and Metrology Organization website

Under each category, there is always an energy-saving and a high-consumption vehicle. Make sure to purchase the energy-saving one after referring to the Fuel Economy Label

Consumers can purchase more efficient models of all types of vehicles (SUVs, Vans, Sedans, Pick-ups, etc.) without affecting consumers’ purchasing, comfort, and performance preferences

”Taakad“ App

Use Taakad application to verify the information and validity of the card, and compare products to identify the most efficient product.

Fuel Economy Card

Learn about the Energy Efficiency Card

How to reduce consumption post purchase?

Use the engine oil type recommended by the vehicle’s manufacturer, as it can reduce fuel consumption by up to 2%

Avoid frequent and sudden acceleration and deceleration while driving

Warm up the vehicle for 30 seconds

Do regular maintenance

Use cruise control when on highways

Check tire pressure and follow maintenance instructions

Shutting down the engine when stopping, some new cars have the feature to shut off the engine automatically

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Hybrid mid-size sedan

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Mid-size sedan

Large sedan

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Large sedan

Family SUV (7 passengers)

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Family SUV (7 passengers)

Vehicle category

Hybrid mid-size sedan

Mid-size sedan

Model year

2022

2022

Fuel type

Gasoline 91

Gasoline 91

Fuel economy card level

Excellent +

Excellent

Approximate consumption "Fuel Economy Value"

27.6 km / liter

14.9 km / liter

The estimated cost of annual fuel consumption for the month of June of the year 2022 AD

1975 SAR/Annually

3658 SAR/Annually

Savings rate up to

1683.08
SAR/Annually
46%

Vehicle category

Large sedan

Large sedan

Model year

2022

2022

Fuel type

Gasoline 95

Gasoline 95

Fuel economy card level

Excellent +

Very bad

Approximate consumption “Fuel Economy Value”

17.8

10.7

The estimated cost of annual fuel consumption for the month of June of the year 2022 AD

3273

5444

Savings rate up to

2717
SAR/year
40%

Vehicle category

Family SUV (7 passengers)

Family SUV (7 passengers)

Model year

2022

2022

Fuel type

Gasoline 91

Gasoline 91

Fuel economy card level

Excellent +

Very bad

Approximate consumption “Fuel Economy Value”

14.4

9.1

The estimated cost of annual fuel consumption for the month of June of the year 2022 AD

3785

5989

Savings rate up to

2204
SAR/Annually
37%

Frequently Asked Questions

Does car's size, type, year of manufacture, place of manufacture, engine capacity, fuel type, tire, etc. affect consumption?

There are several factors that affect the fuel consumption of the car, mostly the engine capacity and technology, weight, and fuel type. There is also a standard that determines the energy efficiency of the tires, also the value of fuel consumption for each car changes according to the year of manufacture, as the car’s specifications change with the years, and among these specifications are the technologies used to reduce fuel consumption.

What are the requirements for importing a used vehicle into Saudi Arabia?

The used car importer must provide a certificate from SASO (Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization) showing that the imported vehicle conforms to the requirements of fuel economy standard. Those wishing to import vehicles can issue the certificate from here: https://www.sls.gov.sa, this does not eliminate any other requirements for importing used vehicles into the Kingdom, such as if they were damaged or used as a taxi, or other requirements that can be known from the Customs Authority.

What are the efforts that done by participating entities in adopting the standard and their role in the implementation mechanism?

The fuel economy standard was developed based on a joint effort between all stakeholders in the land transport sector, which are all represented in the land transport team of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program, (namely: the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Transport, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization, the General Traffic Department, and the Saudi Center for energy efficiency). The standard was also issued by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization in November 2014, and it will be applied in cooperation with all concerned government agencies, namely: (The Ministry of Commerce, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization, and the Saudi Center for Energy Efficiency).

What are the Kingdom's efforts to adopt the fuel economy standard?

The Saudi Energy Efficiency Program, in cooperation with all concerned authorities in the Kingdom, identified the reasons for the low level of energy consumption efficiency in the road transport sector. It concluded that the low rate of vehicle fuel economy is the main reason for the low level of energy consumption efficiency in this sector. The average vehicle fuel economy in the Kingdom is about 12 kilometers per liter of fuel, compared to about 13 kilometers per liter of fuel in the United States of America, 15 kilometers per liter of fuel in China, and 18 kilometers per liter of fuel in Europe! The specialized team in the program has worked with governmental and non-governmental agencies at all local, regional and international levels to prepare the Saudi standard for fuel economy. When starting work on preparing the standard in November 2013, the nature of supply and demand for vehicles in the Kingdom was taken into account, and the authorities contacted international car manufacturers to submit fuel economy reports for their vehicles and take their observations and suggestions regarding achieving continuous improvement in the level of the standard while maintaining technical neutrality and fair competition. And the variety of vehicle options available to consumers, and the process of preparing the standard resulted in the approval and commitment of more than 80 companies representing an industry source of more than 99% of vehicle sales in the Kingdom to apply the Saudi standard for fuel economy in light vehicles, which achieves high savings in consumed energy.

What is the fuel economy standard? And how important is it?

The transportation sector constitutes the third largest consumer of energy in the Kingdom, and its consumption is expected to grow in the future. It is expected that the number of light vehicles will exceed the current stock of vehicles on the road in the next 15 years. Therefore, addressing the energy efficiency of this category of vehicles is very important, and to achieve this goal, a fuel economy standard was developed, and it came into effect on January 1, 2016. The standard aims to improve energy efficiency in light vehicles imported into the Kingdom.