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

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The latest edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual Automotive Trends Report finds that Model Year (MY) 2017 vehicle fuel economy was 24.9 Since MY 2004, fuel economy and CO 2 emissions have improved in eleven out of thirteen years. Estimated Real-World CO 2 and Fuel Economy.

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EPA annual report on CO2, fuel economy and technology trends finds 2012 heading for all-time best; rapid adoption of new technologies

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Adjusted CO 2 emissions and adjusted fuel economy, MY 1975-2011. Data for MY 2011 are final; data for MY 2012 are preliminary and based on projected vehicle production values provided to EPA by manufacturers. Preliminary projections for MY 2012 are 374 g/mi CO 2 emissions and 23.8 Source: EPA. Click to enlarge.

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Tesla had lowest tailpipe CO2 emissions & highest fuel economy in 2021 EPA Auto Trends report finds

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The EPA released its annual Automotive Trends report, and findings reveal that Tesla is leading the way with the lowest tailpipe CO2 emissions and the highest fuel economy of all large manufacturers. Stellantis had the highest new vehicle average CO2 emissions and lowest fuel economy of the large manufacturers, the report noted.

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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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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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The majority of the emissions and fuel savings from current vehicles, EPA noted, is due to new gasoline vehicle technologies. The final model year (MY) 2012 adjusted, real world CO 2 emissions rate is 376 g/mi—a 22 g/mi decrease (-5.5%) relative to MY 2011. MY 2012 adjusted fuel economy is 23.6 mpg, or 22%.

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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.

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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.