By Ensuring Accurate Vehicle MPG Ratings, Johnson/Holt ‘Truth in Advertising’ Bill Would Benefit U.S. Consumers, Increase U.S. Energy Security, Says Alliance to Save Energy

Release Date: Thursday, March 3, 2005

Washington, D.C., March 3 – “It’s an open secret that gas mileage rates posted on new cars are outdated and overstate vehicle fuel economy, because they are based on out-dated testing procedures that don’t reflect real-world driving,” said Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan.

“With oil remaining in the $50-a-barrel range, we need measures like the ‘Fuel Efficiency Truth in Advertising Act of 2005’ to help consumers make energy-smart purchasing decisions. Requiring accurate miles-per-gallon figures will help consumers pick the most fuel-efficient vehicles, thereby helping to reduce our nation’s growing oil dependence while protecting their pocketbooks against rising prices at the gas pump.”