Fuel Economy Law and Legal Definition

According to 15 USCS § 2702 (4), [Title 15. Commerce and Trade; Chapter 54. Automotive Propulsion Research and Development] the term fuel economy refers to “the average distance traveled in representative driving conditions by an automobile per unit of fuel consumed, as determined by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in accordance with test procedures which shall be established by rule and shall require that fuel economy tests be conducted in conjunction with the exhaust emissions tests mandated by section 206 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 1857f-5).”