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78 Fuel Consumption Import Statement System


Overview

Fuel consumption information for importers

The purpose of this page is to assist people importing vehicles into New Zealand to satisfy requirements for fuel consumption information. This page is part of the entry certification processes that are detailed in the Guide to Importing a Vehicle.

  1.  This section contains facilities to guide you through the process of finding fuel consumption information for your vehicle and presenting this as a fuel consumption statement to an entry certifier along with other compliance documentation. 
  2. Any retailer, online seller or future re-sellers of your vehicle will be required to display a vehicle fuel economy label (VFEL) with the vehicle. When you print your fuel consumption statement, a fuel economy label will be attached which can be used to satisfy this requirement when the vehicle is displayed for sale. 
  3. Many vehicles are offered for sale online immediately after certification and it takes around 24 hours for information loaded into MVR to be available to VFEL (fuelsaver) database services that support online fuel economy labelling.  
     The process of creating the fuel consumption statement makes this information available to labelling services in the interim. 
  4. The chassis number on the fuel consumption statement must match the chassis number loaded into MVR for the vehicle – otherwise the data entry of fuel economy into MVR cannot be corroborated against the original data loaded into the statement.
  5. The information you can provide here will also be available for buyers of the vehicle through the NZ Transport Agency's Rightcar website and the EECA Energywise (fuelsaver) websites once the vehicle has been registered in New Zealand.
Background
  1. Accurate and reliable information on vehicle fuel consumption is needed to support government initiatives on climate change, energy efficiency and energy conservation measures. 
  2. Since 2005, the NZ Transport Agency (the NZTA) has collected fuel consumption information for light vehicles entering the fleet. This includes new vehicles manufactured after January 2005 and imported after February 2005 as well as previously registered (used) vehicles that were manufactured after January 2000 and imported after February 2005.
  3. Initially collection of used vehicle data was limited to Japanese domestic imports. As of 1 February 2009, the Fuel Consumption Information Rule (2008) extended requirements for fuel consumption information to imports from all countries. The rule applies to all light vehicles (3500kg or less) except motorcycles.
System overview
  1. The system allows you to use the documentation supplied for the vehicle to find fuel consumption information without having to research the data yourself.  
  2. Previous versions of the system provided this capability for Japanese and some Singaporean imports.  This has now been extended to Australian, European and US imports.   
  3. For each vehicle you start by selecting the documentation you have (evidence of registration in a particular part of the world or a SOC) and the chassis number of the vehicle.  
  4. Based on the details entered you will be offered a selection of vehicle models.  It’s up to you as a user to confirm which (if any) of the models listed matches your vehicle.  
  5. Making a selection generates a pre-filled fuel information statement and a VFEL label and records the details in the VFEL database so that the VFEL label can be reproduced at any time in the future,  
  6. It’s still important to produce a statement even if none of the models returned match your vehicle. Submitting the statement records the fact that a reasonable effort has been made to find fuel economy information for the vehicle. This is a minimum regulatory requirement and without a fuel statement there is no proof that this requirement has been met.  
  7. Each fuel consumption statement created through the system is identified by the chassis number for the vehicle involved and recorded in the VFEL database.  This is later cross-referenced to the VIN loaded into MVR using the chassis number. 
  8. In order to minimize the opportunity for mis-typing chassis numbers, the system is pre-populated with chassis numbers collected through border systems.  In most cases you should be able to select rather than enter from scratch the chassis number for the vehicle/statement.

Accessing and logging in to the system

Logging in to the Fuel Consumption Import Statement System

Step

Action

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Open a new browser tab, or window, and enter the following URL:  http://importer.fuelsaver.govt.nz/

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This will take you to the page where you can log in to the system.

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3

Enter your email address, and optionally your phone number. Then click the Login button.

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This will log you into the system and display a list of countries and regions for you to select from. 

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If you find you need help at any stage, contact details are displayed on the right hand side of the page, near the top of the screen.

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To log out of the system, click on the Logout link at the top right of the screen.

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Choosing the country imported from

Selecting the country that best matches your documentation                    

Step

Action

1

Check your documentation to determine which country or region the vehicle has been imported from.  If you are working from a statement of compliance then use the “Anywhere” option.

2

Click on the green bar that matches the country or region from your documentation. This will open up and display the appropriate form.

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3

Clicking on the green bar of a different country will hide the currently displayed form, and display the form for the selected country. Any data entered into the previous form will be automatically copied to the newly displayed form.

The details required may vary depending on the country selected.  The notes to the right of the form will provide links to examples of where to find the required fields in the documentation you have.

Entering the vehicle details

How to search for your vehicle                

Step

Action

1

First, check to see if your vehicle has been loaded into the system by typing the last 6 characters of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or Chassis No.

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If

Then

Your VIN is  in the list

Select the VIN and refer to Step 2

Your VIN is not in the list

Type in the full  VIN or Chassis No. and then  refer to Step 2

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Enter the other details from your documentation into the form.

Then click the Submit button.

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Printing the fuel consumption statement

What to do with the results from the search                        

Step

Action

1

                         

If

Then

Results have been found

The search results screen will display with a list of  options. (refer to Step 2)

No results are found

The search result screen will display with no options  (refer to My vehicle wasn’t found)

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If results have been found for your vehicle, the search results screen will be displayed with a list of possible matches.

Choose the best match by checking the Model, Submodel and Spec values to determine which entry best matches your documentation.

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3

                         

If

Then

Results have been found
   they match my documentation

Click the Print Label button that corresponds to the best match for your documentation. (refer Step 4)

Results were found, but none of them match my  documentation

Click the None  of these match my vehicle button then refer to Step 5

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This will display the Fuel Consumption Import Statement and Fuel Label for you to print.

Note: this is generated as a PDF. To view it you will need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader plugin in your browser.

Page 1: The Fuel Consumption Statement

This is an example of a Fuel Consumption Statement.

The data displayed will differ dependant of which form was used to enter the vehicle details.

The fuel consumption details will always be displayed if they can be found.

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Page 2: The Fuel Consumption label

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Deliver this to the seller of the car to display on the vehicle when offered for sale.

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“None of these match my vehicle”
 

This will display the Fuel Consumption Import Statement and Fuel Label for you to print.

Note: this is generated as a PDF. To view it you will need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader plugin in your browser.

Page 1: The Fuel Consumption Statement

This is an example of a Fuel Consumption Statement where the system was not able to find a match for your documentation. This will display only data you have entered into the search form. 

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Page 2: The Fuel Consumption label

As the system has not been able to find fuel consumption details for your vehicle the “Not Available” label will be generated for you to print. 

Deliver this to the seller of the car to display on the vehicle when offered for sale.

THIS LABEL MUST BE GIVEN TO THE DEALER WITH THE VEHICLE .

Even though this does not display fuel economy  values, dealers still use this to demonstrate to the public that the vehicle has complied with Fuel Economy Information requirements.

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My vehicle wasn’t found

What to do when your search returns no results                

Step

Action

1

If no results were found, check the information you have entered is correct.

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If

Then

The details are correct

Click the Print  Label button and refer to Step 3

The details are incorrect

Click the Edit  Details button to return to the form and make the appropriate  corrections.

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This will display the Fuel Consumption Import Statement and Fuel Label for you to print.

Note: this is generated as a PDF. To view it you will need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader plugin in your browser.

Page 1: The Fuel Consumption Statement

This is an example of a Fuel Consumption Statement.

The data displayed will differ dependant of which form was used to enter the vehicle details.

The fuel consumption details will always be displayed if they can be found.

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Page 2: The Fuel Consumption label

As the system has not been able to find fuel consumption details for your vehicle the “Not Available” label will be generated for you to print. 

Deliver this to the seller of the car to display on the vehicle when offered for sale.

Even though this does not display fuel economy  values, dealers still use this to demonstrate to the public that the vehicle has complied with Fuel Economy Information requirements.  

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My vehicle is not from one of the listed countries

What to do for vehicles imported from countries not listed on the page

Step

Action

1

Please contact the New Zealand Transport Agency: info@nzta.govt.nz for assistance as the country you are importing from is not currently supported.

Example error messages

What it means when things go wrong

When insufficient or incorrect information is entered, an error message will display informing you of the error or omission.

You will need to enter this information for the form to submit.

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Page added 28 April 2014 (see amendment details).