Report: EPA delays proposed fuel economy plan until September—or later

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The EPA's plans to freeze fuel economy and emissions standards have been put on hold until at least Labor Day, sources familiar with the plans told Bloomberg earlier this week. Last August, the EPA released its long-anticipated proposal to unwind the steadily rising fuel-economy standards put in place in 2012 under President Obama, in part to. emissions EPA global warming Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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EPA will maintain fuel-economy standards through 2025

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to maintain existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards through 2025. Enacted by the Obama Administration in 2012, the standards call for automakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 emissions Politics EPA CAFE transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThe U.S.

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New 2018 Jeep Wrangler boosts fuel economy, from bad to less bad

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Ahead of the next-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler's debut, the EPA released fuel-economy estimates for the V-6 powered model of the archetypal SUV. They're higher, as are the ratings for pretty much every new model, courtesy of steadily rising corporate average fuel-economy rules for model years 2012 through 2025. off roading Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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2012 Subaru Impreza with 30% fuel economy improvement uses BorgWarner variable cam timing technology

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BorgWarner’s Cam Torque Actuated (CTA) variable cam timing (VCT) technology ( earlier post ) with new mid-position lock system ( earlier post ) helps improve fuel economy for the 2012 Subaru Impreza. According to Subaru, the 2012 Impreza offers 30% better fuel economy compared with the previous model year.

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ORNL-developed ACMZ aluminum alloy promises better fuel economy

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Researchers at ORNL, in partnership with FCA US and Nemak USA, have developed a new suite of aluminum-based alloys that could give automakers a boost in achieving ambitious fuel economy goals. Affordable, lightweight and capable of withstanding temperatures 100 degrees Celsius higher than commercially available automotive cast alloys, ACMZ is proving to be suitable for the next generation of more fuel-efficient internal combustion engines.

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New generation Nissan Pathfinder SUV improves fuel economy by more than 30% over 2012 model

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The 2013 Pathfinder’s fuel economy has improved more than 30% over that of the 2012 Pathfinder. This significant increase fuel economy was achieved primarily through the new, aerodynamic vehicle design; a 500-pound weight reduction, reduced engine friction and the application of a class-exclusive, next-generation Xtronic CVT. City, highway and combined average fuel economy numbers are 20 (city), 26 highway) and 22 (combined) mpg for the FWD version [11.8,

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25,000 motorists get real over fuel economy

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Many motorists have complained over the years that the real world economy of their cars don’t even come close to the official economy figures marketed with the car. Green credentials fuel economy mileageOver 25,000 motorists have now revealed their ‘real’ miles per gallon figure of their cars, according to the Honest John website.

Nissan boosts fuel economy of 2013 Pathfinder SUV by 30%, drops weight by 500 lbs

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Nissan’s new 2013 Pathfinder SUV—the 4 th generation of the vehicle introduced more than 25 years ago— utilizes a new drivetrain featuring a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine mated to a next-generation Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) to help provide up to a 30% increase in combined city/highway fuel economy over the previous V6-equipped model while maintaining comparable power. By comparison, the 2WD MY 2012 Pathfinder, equipped with a 6-cylinder, 4.0L

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Chevrolet reveals Sonic fuel economy details

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The 2012 version of the Chevrolet Sonic (known in some markets at the Chevrolet Aveo) will boast fuel economy of 40mpg on the highway and 29mpg in the city, resulting in a combined fuel economy total of 33mpg. Its statistics will make it one of the most fuel efficient small cars in the North American [.]. Chevrolet general motors Green cars Latest news 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Aveo Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Sonic fuel economy fuel economy

GFEI launches campaign to improve fuel economy

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It is its second three-year effort to boost vehicle fuel economy – and now it has an important partner on-board: the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI, logo pictured) has announced that it will be teaming with International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) to reduce fuel consumption. Green cars Latest news fuel consumption Global Fuel Economy Initiative green cars International Council on Clean Transportation

2013 Honda Fit EV receives EPA fuel economy rating of 118 MPGe; highest yet

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City and highway cycle fuel-economy ratings are 132 and 105 MPGe, respectively. The FIT EV’s fuel consumption rating is 29 kWh per 100 miles; EPA-rated annual fuel cost is $500. Honda debuted the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and announced plans to begin leasing the battery-electric commuter vehicle to customers in select California and Oregon markets during the summer of 2012, followed by an East Coast rollout in 2013.

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NREL study finds 2nd-generation diesel hybrid delivery vans show significant gains in fuel economy over conventional vans

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Laboratory and in-use fuel economy results Source: NREL. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE)’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a report on an 18-month evaluation of in-service second-generation diesel-electric hybrid delivery vans and found significant fuel economy benefits of the hybrids compared to similar conventional vans. The NREL team evaluated fuel economy during equal 5-month periods from different years.

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ORNL-developed ACMZ aluminum alloy promises better fuel economy

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Researchers at ORNL, in partnership with FCA US and Nemak USA, have developed a new suite of aluminum-based alloys that could give automakers a boost in achieving ambitious fuel economy goals. Affordable, lightweight and capable of withstanding temperatures 100 degrees Celsius higher than commercially available automotive cast alloys, ACMZ is proving to be suitable for the next generation of more fuel-efficient internal combustion engines.

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Global Fuel Economy Initiative confirmed for RAC Future Car Challenge

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The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) has confirmed it will take part in next month’s RAC Future Car Challenge. Latest news Global Fuel Economy Initiative RAC Future Car ChallengeWhoever drives for the Kia Rio 1.1 CRDI ‘1’ Eco from Brighton to London on November 3 on behalf of the GFEI will have a decent chance of appearing on the winner’s list. That’s because this [.].

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US sets strict new CAFE fuel economy standards

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The US has set tough new fuel economy standards which will require carmakers to reach a corporate fleet average of 54.5 New Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards represent a significant tightening on the current standard set for 2016 which requires carmakers to reach a fleet average of 35.5mpg for their cars [.]. Green credentials CAFE fuel economy

Fuel economy measures could cut Commonwealth countries’ cumulative oil bill by US$3.2T through 2050

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trillion) through to 2050 and can help cut the world’s road transport energy use and CO 2 emissions by nearly half in that same time, by improving vehicle fuel economy, according to an opinion paper recently published by the Commonwealth Advisory Bureau (CAB) and sponsored by the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI). The number of road vehicles, and road fuel use, in Commonwealth countries could double by 2030 and increase four-fold by 2050.

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Could Hyundai’s fuel economy woes spread to others?

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Hyundai’s Motor Company’s admission that it made overestimated the fuel economy of some of its vehicles (see story), has other carmakers worried, according to Reuters UK. The new agency reports that speculation is rife among industry executives and analysts that more carmakers will have to backtrack on their economy claims too. Hyundai efficiency EPA fuel economy

Hyundai/Kia to correct overstated fuel economy claims of MY 2012 and 2013 models as result of EPA investigation

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Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America will reduce their fuel economy (mpg) ratings for a number of 2011-13 model year models in showrooms after EPA testing found discrepancies between agency results and data submitted by the company. The changes affect the fuel economy ratings for approximately 900,000, or 35% of, 2011-13 model year vehicles sold through 31 October 2012. At its National Vehicle and Fuel Emission Laboratory (NVFEL) in Ann Arbor, Mich.,

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Hyundai and Kia must adjust fuel economy claims

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South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia are being forced to backtrack on fuel economy claims for a number of their 2011-2013 models after discrepancies were revealed between agency results and tests from the company. Changes to fuel economy ratings will affect around 900,000 models sold – that’s 35 per cent of the 2011-2013 model year [.]. Green cars Hyundai Kia Latest news EPA fuel economy green cars Kia Soul US Environmental Protection Agency

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Average fuel economy of new vehicles in the US climbed to 23.0 mpg in January

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The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the US. The EDI takes into account both vehicle fuel economy and distance driven (the latter relying on data that are published with a two-month lag). The average sales-weighted fuel economy was calculated from the monthly sales of individual models of light-duty vehicles (cars, SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks) and the EPA “combined” fuel-economy ratings for the respective models.

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Global Fuel Economy Initiative launches second 3-year campaign; ICCT joins partnership

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The Global Fuel Economy Initiative ( GFEI ) ( earlier post ) launched its second three-year effort to improve vehicle fuel economy around the world at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig. It began a “50 by 50” effort calling for cars worldwide to be made 50% more fuel efficient by 2050, with an interim OECD target of 30% improvement by 2020. per year, whereas to hit the 2030 target we need a more than 3% improvement per year from 2012.

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UK used cars to get fuel economy labels

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Want to know how fuel efficient the used car you’re interested in buying is? Now you’ll be able to find the answer quickly, thanks to the introduction of fuel economy labels. Green cars Latest news fuel consumption fuel economy green cars HPI used carsHPI (logo, pictured) has been given the authority by the Department of Transport to deliver the labels to its dealer community. The service will [.].

Fuel economy standards to hit fuel tax

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There may be one negative knock-on effect of improving the fuel economy standards of our vehicles: fuel tax revenues could slump massively. According to a report by the Congressional Budget Office (logo, pictured), fuel economy standards proposed for 2017-2025 would cut revenues from petrol tax by 21 per cent in 2040. Green cars Green credentials Latest news Congressional Budget Office fuel consumption fuel economy fuel tax green cars

UMTRI: US new vehicle fuel economy stayed the same in July

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After a three-month drop, fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States remained unchanged in July, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Average fuel economy (window-sticker values) of cars, light trucks, minivans and SUVs purchased last month was 23.6 The EDI takes into account both vehicle fuel economy and distance driven—the latter relying on data that are published with a two-month lag.

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Renault introducing three Energy engines in the Mégane Collection 2012; fuel economy up to 67 mpg US

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The Energy dCi 110 diesel offers fuel consumption of 3.5 Renault is introducing three new Energy engines ( earlier post ) in its Mégane Collection 2012: the new turbocharged, gasoline direct-injection Energy TCE 115 di; the Energy dCi 130; and the Energy dCi 110, with NEDC fuel consumption of 3.5 The 1.2-liter Renault Energy TCe 115 is the first Renault gasoline engine to feature direct fuel injection and turbocharging for fuel-efficient performance.

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NASA Glenn develops automated flywheel pulse-and-glide system; improving fuel economy up to 40-100%

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Innovators at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed an automated pulse-and-glide technique using a flywheel energy storage system for on-road vehicles; the technology, which NASA Glenn says can improve fuel economy over existing internal combustion or battery hybrid systems by 40-100%, is available for licensing.

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Nissan reveals fuel economy figures for new Sentra

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It is an impressive 150lbs lighter than the previous model and boasts a brand new 1.8litre engine with next generation Xtronic CVT technology: so it’s no wonder then that the new Nissan Sentra (pictured) offers some impressive fuel economy figures. The fuel-efficient engine, lightweight design and aerodynamic features have helped the Sentra to fuel economy [.]. Green cars Latest news Nissan fuel economy green cars Nissan Altima Nissan Sentra

Nissan improves Pathfinder fuel economy by 30 per cent

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The vehicle boasts an improvement in fuel economy of 30 per cent thanks to a host of innovations including: an aerodynamic design; reduced engine friction; next-generation Xtronic CVT; and a 500lb weight reduction. Green cars Latest news Nissan fuel economy green cars Nissan PathfinderSUVs are rarely all that “green” – but the new Nissan Pathfinder SUV (pictured) may change that perception.

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DOE and EPA release annual fuel economy guide with 2013 models

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2013 Fuel Economy Guide. The 2013 guide provides an estimated annual fuel cost for each vehicle. The estimate is calculated based on the vehicle’s miles per gallon (mpg) rating and national estimates for annual mileage and fuel prices. These labels are required for model year 2013, but some automakers voluntarily adopted the new label design on some 2012 models.

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UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in October hits highest level yet

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University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle report that the average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in October reached 24.1 This 20% improvement in fuel economy (mpg) corresponds to a 17% reduction in fuel consumption (gallons per mile).

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UMTRI: Average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in Sept unchanged from August

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US. The EDI takes into account both vehicle fuel economy and distance driven (the latter relying on data that are published with a two-month lag). in September was 23.8 mpg (9.88 l/100 km)— unchanged from August, but up 3.7 mpg (or 18%) from October 2007, according to the monthly report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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UMTRI: average US new vehicle fuel economy in September drops

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The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold in the US in September was 24.6 Despite this drop, vehicle fuel economy is up 4.5 The average fuel economy of model year 2013 vehicles (vehicles sold October 2012 through September 2013) was 24.7 mpg from model year 2012 vehicles. mpg (9.56

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

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The average fuel efficiency for new cars and light duty trucks has increased while the average carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions continue to decrease for the seventh consecutive year, according to the 2011 edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual report, “Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2011.”. Fuel economy improvements for diesels range from 15% to 30% relative to gasoline counterparts.

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2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive Diesel: Fuel Economy Review

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DON'T MISS: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC: One Week In 32-MPG Diesel Luxury For long road trips, there are few better ways to travel than in a large German luxury sedan with a diesel engine. We learned that lesson three years ago, when we tested a Mercedes-Benz S-Class diesel, and now we've had a chance to drive its BMW counterpart as well.

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UMTRI: improved fuel economy in new vehicles since Oct 2007 has saved about 6.1B gallons of fuel

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billion gallons of fuel—equivalent to the current total consumption of all vehicles in the US for about 13 days—due to their improved fuel economy, according to a brief report by University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle. This reduction in the amount of fuel translates to a reduction of about 120 billion pounds of carbon-dioxide emissions.

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New Ford Police Interceptors deliver up to 35% better fuel economy when idling

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The city and highway fuel economy ratings for the new Ford Police Interceptors (PI) have increased by 25% over the retired Crown Victoria. But as law enforcement vehicles spend the majority of their lives idling, Ford engineers also tuned the Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle models to save fuel even when they are standing still, with no sacrifice to pursuit performance. Fuel economy test results from the LA Sheriff’s Department 2012 evaluations.

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Chrysler unveils 2013 Ram with array of new systems focused on fuel economy

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Chrysler unveiled the 2013 Ram pickup, featuring an array of fuel-saving systems including a more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine; eight-speed automatic transmission; stop-start system; thermal management system; pulse-width modulation to reduce parasitic electrical load; and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension. Specific fuel economy figures are note available yet.) improvement in fuel efficiency.

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Study shows simultaneous lower emissions and improved fuel economy with Fischer-Tropsch diesel

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report not only the superior emission characteristics of the Fischer–Tropsch fuels, but also evidence that higher exhaust gas recirculation and lower excess air ratios will be a key concept of both engine and aftertreatment optimization for further fuel consumption improvement. In addition, differences in combustion phenomena between Fischer–Tropsch fuels and the baseline diesel fuel were observed by means of a single-cylinder engine with optical access.

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UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles in US down slightly in April from March

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in April was 23.9 in February 2012 (an improvement of 19% since October 2007). The EDI takes into account both vehicle fuel economy and distance driven (the latter relying on data that are published with a two-month lag). mpg (9.84 L/100 km), according to the latest figures from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Independent testing finds Thomas Built Buses with SCR delivers better fuel economy than equivalent EGR system

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A recent, independent, third-party test of a Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 against an IC Bus™ CE Series found that the SCR technology in the Thomas Bus delivers 7-27% better fuel economy than the EGR technology in the IC bus and, when factoring in the cost of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), is the more cost-effective choice. Industry-recognized methodology, SAE J1526, Type III, was used for calculating fuel consumption differences between vehicles. Fuel economy test summary.

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SmartDrive study finds eco-driving improves fuel economy nearly 14% in waste-hauling fleets

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Waste-hauling fleets can reduce fuel consumption by up to 13.9% by engaging in fuel-efficient, eco-driving best practices, according to a newly released study by SmartDrive Systems, a provider of driving intelligence solutions. The study evaluated 193 waste-hauling trucks and drivers in multiple US locations to assess the effect of driving performance on fuel consumption and the impact of eco-driving training and in-vehicle instant feedback on improving fuel economy.

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Average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in December dropped 2.2% to 22.2 mpg

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The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the US in December 2011 was 22.2 The EDI takes into account both vehicle fuel economy and distance driven (the latter relying on data that are published with a two-month lag). MPG—a 2.2% drop of 0.5 mpg from November 2011, according to the monthly assessment by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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New Ford Police Interceptors deliver up to 35% better fuel economy when idling

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The city and highway fuel economy ratings for the new Ford Police Interceptors (PI) have increased by 25% over the retired Crown Victoria. But as law enforcement vehicles spend the majority of their lives idling, Ford engineers also tuned the Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle models to save fuel even when they are standing still, with no sacrifice to pursuit performance. Fuel economy test results from the LA Sheriff’s Department 2012 evaluations.

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