Vehicle identification number (VIN)

What is Vehicle identification number (VIN)?

Vehicle identification number (VIN) meaning A set of codes, usually alphanumeric characters, assigned to a vehicle at the factory and inscribed on the vehicle. When decoded, the VIN provides vehicle characteristics. The VIN is used to help match vehicles to the EPA certification file for calculating MPGs.

 

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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