Advanced Technology Vehicle Law and Legal Definition

According to 10 CFR 611.2 [Title 10 Energy; Chapter II Department of Energy; Subchapter H Assistance Regulations; Part 611 Advanced Technology Vehicles; Manufacturer Assistance Program; Subpart A General], advanced technology vehicle means “a passenger automobile or light truck that meets--

(1) The Bin 5 Tier II emission standard established in regulations issued by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under section 202(i) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7521(i)), as of the date of application, or a lower-numbered Bin emission standard;

(2) Any new emission standard in effect for fine particulate matter prescribed by the Administrator under that Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.), as of the date of application; and

(3) At least 125 percent of the harmonic production weighted average combined fuel economy, for vehicles with substantially similar attributes in model year 2005.”