16 CFR Part 259: Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles; Regulatory Review; Proposed Amendments to Reflect EPA and NHTSA Fuel Economy Labeling Rules and to Consider Prevalent Advertising Claims; FTC File No. R711008
Most of us car owners have learned not to trust the tv national ads from car makers although we have to watch them during sporting events,etc. The fuel mileage claimed is rarely what we get on our local highways,two lane roads. Even electric cars,the new generation be it a Leaf,Volt,Tesla and soon the Bolt will mislead. The EPA and FTC should be figuring out a way to empower better testing of all new car mileage claims via an independent private testing firm. And when a customer leaves a showroom,he or she should be given a regional contact number or site that the vehicle can be taken to for a free or low cost followup check on claimed MPG fuel economy. Otherwise,all these false claims will continue and Government agencies seem to get little respect these days other than to demand recalls and big fines.