Latest EPA automotive trend report shows MY 2017 fleet fuel economy of 24.9 mpg; new record

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Since MY 2004, fuel economy and CO 2 emissions have improved in eleven out of thirteen years. Since 2004, CO 2 emissions have decreased 23%, or 104 g/mi, and fuel economy has increased 29%, or 5.6 mpg to 25.4

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EPA Reports Fifth Consecutive Annual Increase in US New Vehicle Fuel Economy; Up 9% Since 2004, Back to Levels of Early 1980s

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mpg US (11.2 mpg (11.1 mpg, or 9%, since 2004. This positive trend beginning in 2005 reverses a long period of increasing CO 2 emissions and decreasing fuel economy from 1987 through 2004, and returns CO 2 emissions and fuel economy to levels of the early 1980s.

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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Fabien Redon, Vice President, Technology Development at Achates, said they estimate that the OPGCI pickup will achieve 37 mpg (6.35 l/100 km) on the combined cycle—nearly five MPG better than the proposed CAFE 2025 requirements for a vehicle of a similar size.

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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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mpg (9.76 mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. Since 1975, half of car production has consistently been within several mpg of each other. mpg, which is 0.5 mpg higher than MY 2012. mpg (0.6 mpg (8.3

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Compare: Ford Escape

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It gets 22 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and averages 26 mpg overall. By comparison, the hybrid version of this small sport utility gets 34 MPG in the city and 31 miles per gallon outside of town. That was in 2004. Ford Escape Still on Top.

EPA fuel economy report finds weight and power leveling off, footprint stable

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mpg (9.51 Since MY 2004, CO 2 emissions and fuel economy have improved in ten out of twelve years, and decreased only twice. mpg, or 28%, with an average annual improvement of about 0.5 mpg per year. For nearly two decades through MY 2004, on a fleetwide basis, automotive technology innovation was generally utilized to support vehicle attributes such as weight, performance, utility, and other attributes rather than fuel economy or CO 2 emissions.

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Ford Produces 100,000th Hybrid

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Ford began sales the Ford Escape hybrid in 2004, followed by the Mariner Hybrid in 2005. The current models of the Ford Escape Hybrid SUV and Mercury Mariner Hybrid SUV deliver 34 mpg US city driving, 31 mpg US highway. The new Fusion and Milan mid-size sedan hybrids—which go on sale this spring—deliver 41 mpg city driving, 36 mpg highway.

CalCars' PRIUS+ Plug-In Hybrid

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We now have three working converted prototypes (both described in Fact Sheet above, shown in photos and here ): The Calcars first proof-of-concept: (100+ mpg plus electricity, 10-mile electric range, now with temporary lead-acid battery pack, soon to be replaced by nickel metal-hydride batteries).

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Lifecycle CO2 emissions of new Mercedes CLS 30% lower than predecessor

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Over its entire life cycle—from production and operation over more than 250,000 kilometers up to recovery— the new Mercedes-Benz CLS emits 30% less CO 2 than its predecessor did when it was launched in 2004, according to TÜV Süd. mpg US) on its market entry in 2004 to 6.8 mpg US), representing a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 33%.

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2011 edition of EPA Fuel Economy Trends report shows several advanced powertrain technologies making significant gains

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From MY 2004 to MY 2010, CO 2 emissions decreased by 67 g/mi (15%), and fuel economy increased by 3.3 mpg (17%). mpg (3%) higher. mpg (10.4 mpg higher than in MY 2009. mpg (10.3 kg) compared to MY 2009, but the second lowest average weight since MY 2004.

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Scuderi Group expands operations to Asia

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In Japan for example, the government introduced regulations in 2007 that require OEMs to improve the fuel efficiency of their new vehicles by more than 23% over 2004 levels by 2015— – an average of 39 mpg. Recent simulation tests on a naturally aspirated Scuderi Air-Hybrid operating in a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier indicated that the engine consumes 36% less fuel.

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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CalCars PRIUS+/Ron Gremban, Fall 2004 Ron Gremban, CalCars team; initially with EnergyCS technology (not used in redesigned conversion) Marin County, CA info@calcars.org 2. John Clinton, 2004 Prius+ PbA conversion, EAA-PHEV , January 2008, (Alexandria, VA). Mauro Rampini, 2004 Prius by Rampini Mauro, using EAA-PHEV method with components from Plugin Supply , May 10, 2008 (Arluno, Italy, EU), contact solare.

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EPA trends report sees record levels of average new vehicle fuel economy and CO2 emissions for MY 2012; role of new gasoline vehicle technologies

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mpg (9.97 mpg higher (+5.4%) than MY 2011. mpg fuel economy improvement from MY 2011 to MY 2012 is the second largest annual improvement in the last 30 years. mpg (9.8 mpg, or 22%. There are more than twice as many SUV models that achieve 25 mpg (9.4

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New Mazda Demio posts 13,500 orders in first month, more than 2x target; 1.3L SKYACTIV engine driving popularity

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This is the first Mazda model to surpass 10,000 registrations in a single month since March 2004, seven years and four months ago. km/L (JC08 test cycle)—71 mpg US and 59 mpg US, respectively. First-month orders for the facelifted Mazda Demio (known overseas as the Mazda2) reached 13,500 units, more than double the 6,000-unit monthly target, since its sales launch in Japan on June 30, 2011. Earlier post.).

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Will CARB’s New Rules Damage EV Startups?

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But the new rules could make it virtually impossible for current Prius owners to transform their cars into super-efficient vehicles that get up to 150 mpg. Plug-ins also get far better gas mileage than traditional hybrids — a regular Prius gets 50 to 60 mpg, compared to a plug-in Prius’ 100 to 150 mpg. mpg on what was mostly a freeway excursion. 3Prong Power only works on Prius model years 2004 to 2009. Paul Guzyk and Daniel Sherwood of 3Prong Power.

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Hyundai completes development of 3rd generation fuel cell vehicle; targeting mass production in 2015

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The new model gets gasoline equivalent fuel efficiency of 31 kilometers per liter (73 mpg US), a 15% improvement over the previous version. Hyundai took part in the Learning Demonstration Program organized by the US Department of Energy between 2004 and 2009. 73 mpg US, 3.23

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EPA reports decline in CO2 and increase in fuel economy from new US LDVs in 2009; projects increase in new hybrid vehicle share to 4.3% in 2010

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mpg (10.45 mpg, or 16%, since 2004. The positive trend beginning in 2005 reverses a long period of increasing CO 2 emissions and decreasing fuel economy from 1987 through 2004. EPA projects that the hybrid share of new vehicle sales will increase to 4.3%

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

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About Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids California Cars Initiative , promoting 100 MPG cars Electric Auto Association Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Development Consortium Neighborhood electric vehicle user group Plug In America's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Plug In Partners , demonstrating demand for Plug-In Hybrids Set America Free , promoting steps to energy independence Allies of Plug In America California Cars Initiative Co-op America U.S. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins?

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Several dozen prototypes on 15-passenger van since 2004; now in second generation development; no production plans. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say.

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ICCT study finds increasing gap between rated and actual passenger car fuel consumption in Europe

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US “My MPG” real-world vs. official (100%) CO 2 emissions by vehicle model year. That website also offers a section called “My MPG” where users can register and input real-world fuel consumption data for their own vehicles.

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GM Ventures invests in battery-electric bus company Proterra

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Proterra’s EcoRide BE-35 battery electric bus ( earlier post ) is averaging up to 24 mpg (diesel equivalent) in service, a more than 600% improvement over a typical diesel bus. was founded in 2004 and is currently manufacturing buses in a temporary plant in Greenville, S.C.

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Cumulative worldwide sales of Honda hybrids passes 1 million units

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mpg US, 2.86 Honda Motor Co., announced that its cumulative worldwide sales of hybrid vehicles surpassed 1 million units as of the end of September 2012. This milestone was reached 12 years and 11 months after the start of sales of the first generation Insight in Japan November 1999, which realized fuel economy of 35 km/liter (82.3 L/100k m) on the 10?15 15 mode with a 5-speed MT vehicle—at the time the world’s highest fuel economy among all mass-production gasoline-powered vehicles.

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Mazda Launches Revamped Micro-Mini Carol in Japan

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Mazda Motor Corporation has launched the fully updated the Mazda Carol micro-mini for the Japanese market, its first full remodeling since September 2004. km/L (58 mpg US, 4.0 Featuring reduced curb weight and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with an auxiliary gearbox, the Carol provides improved eco-friendliness and even better value. Mazda Carol XS (FWD model with CVT). Click to enlarge. Exhaust emissions are at least 75% lower than Japan’s 2005 standards.

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EPA, DOT and California align timeframe for proposing MY 2017-2025 light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards

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In the fall of 2010, California accepted compliance with these federal GHG standards as meeting similar state standards as adopted in 2004, resulting in the first coordinated national program. mpg US (6.9 mpg US (6.6 The US Department of Transportation (DOT), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of California have announced a single timeframe for proposing fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks.

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Infiniti to introduce hybrid version of 2014 QX60 crossover; first application of new FF-Hybrid system

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The new Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is projected to realize fuel economy of 26 mpg US (9.0 The new CVT also offers two major improvements: reduced friction (a 40% drop compared to the 2004 CVT), and a wide ratio coverage. QX60 Hybrid. Click to enlarge. Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. will introduce a new gasoline-electric hybrid version of the QX60 crossover into the US lineup this summer, following its world debut at the upcoming New York International Auto Show.

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University of Michigan Report Finds Focus on Fuel Economy Would Be Very Profitable for Detroit 3; Says Rapid, Wide-Reaching Change in Business Models Required for Turnaround

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mpg) would increase Detroit automakers’ gross profits by roughly $3 billion per year and increase sales by the equivalent of two large assembly plans. mpg, but only 6% if standards remain at the mandated 35 mpg. The report models the impact of three different fuel economy standard increases—30% (35 mpg), 40% (37.7 mpg) and 50% (40.4 mpg)&madsh;on the profitability and sales of the industry and separately for the Detroit 3, the Japan 3, and all others.

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Dacia Broadens Fuel Efficient and Low Emission Offerings With LPG and E85 Engines, new 1.2L Gasoline Unit

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Renault has been manufacturing and commercializing Flex Fuel engines running with E100 ethanol since 2004. 16V emit 139g of CO 2 /km, with combined cycle fuel consumption of 5.9L/100km (40 mpg US). The Sandero 1.4 Click to enlarge. Dacia, a member of the Renault group, is broadening its offerings of fuel-efficient and low-emissions engines. During 2009, Dacia will introduce the Sandero and Logan 1.4 LPG, Logan MCV 1.6 LPG, and the Sandero 1.6 E85 bioethanol.

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Mercedes-Benz to Launch Limited Series Production of B Class F-CELL Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Late This Year

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mpg US) in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle). The drive system was completely newly developed versus the F-CELL A-Class presented in 2004, with Mercedes-Benz engineers achieving considerable improvements in output, torque, operating range, reliability, starting characteristics and comfort.

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First drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine PHEV sets a high bar for full-size luxury SUV plug-ins in US

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L/100km (29 mpg US) on the European cycle, for 186 g CO 2 /km. EPA-rated fuel economy is 20 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, 22 mpg combined. L/100km (112 mpg US) on the European cycle, for 49 g CO 2 /km. The XC90 was the Nº 1 selling European luxury SUV in 2004.

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Ford Invests $155M in Engine Plant to Support New 3.7L V-6 for Mustang

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The all-aluminum dual-overhead cam (DOHC), 3.7-liter Duratec 24-valve V-6 engine with Twin Independent Variable Valve Timing (Ti-VCT) delivers a projected 30 mpg US (7.8 In 2004, Ford invested $350 million into the plant for redesign and installation of an all-new assembly line as well as block, crankshaft and cylinder head machining lines. Ford Motor Company is investing $155 million at its Cleveland operations to build a new more fuel-efficient V-6 engine for the 2011 Mustang.

X PRIZE Foundation Aims to Launch $100M in Prizes Over Next 10 Years, Targeting 4 Key Areas

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Working with the US Department of Energy, X PRIZE will award $10 million in September 2010 to the teams that win a competition for clean, production-capable vehicles that exceed 100 MPG energy equivalent (MPGe). On 4 October 2004, X PRIZE awarded the largest prize in history, the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE, to aerospace designer Burt Rutan and financier Paul Allen for creation and successful mission of the first private spacecraft, SpaceShipOne.

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Achates: LD opposed-piston, 2-stroke diesel can meet 2025 final CAFE, Tier 3 standards for full-size pickup; 30% better FE than Cummins ATLAS

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Founded in 2004, Achates Power is designing and developing engines based on a two-stroke, opposed-piston, compression-ignition technology. Fuel economy (mpg). Fuel economy (mpg). Brake specific fuel consumption map for the LD Achates opposed-piston engine.

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Toyota Prius named WhatGreenCar of the Year

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mpg and CO2 emissions of only 89 g/km – a 14% improvement over the highly successful current model, itself the winner of many awards since its UK launch in 2004.

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California-to-Canada Road Tour is Finale for Daimlers A-Class F-CELL; B-Class F-Cell Due to Customers by End of 2009

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A fleet of 30 A-Class F-CELL vehicles has been in daily use on public roads in the US since 2004. L/100km (97 mpg US). A cutaway model of the future B-Class F-CELL. Click to enlarge.

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EPA Grants California Vehicle GHG Regulations Waiver

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In September 2004 the California Air Resources Board (ARB) passed regulations to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) from new passenger vehicles starting in 2009. mpg in 2016 (39 mpg for cars, 30 mpg for trucks), or approximately 250 grams CO 2 /mile. The CAFE program established by the EISA 2007 legislation specified a minimum 35 mpg in 2020. mpg US).

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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US mpg) in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), corresponding to 46 grams CO 2 per km (74.0 The first technology demonstrator was the compact A2H2 in 2004, which was already equipped with a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEM).

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The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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Winner of the 2004 Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning. Here are some examples of actions that would be required to achieve the target of at least 35 mpg specified by EISA 2007: [Note: NHTSA has released CAFE standards for MY 2011, but is engaging in further consideration and analysis prior to issuing rules for subsequent model years. CAFE mpg US (cars / trucks). Cervero, The Scandinavian Model: Strings of TODs, Urban Land, May, 2004, p. by Bill Cooke.

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