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 mpg (equivalent to about 38 mpg in the real world) by that year. emissions Politics EPA CAFE transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThe U.S.

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New 2013 Nissan Sentra delivers 34 mpg combined fuel economy, up to 40 mpg highway

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Nissan’s all-new 2013 Sentra, featuring a new 1.8-liter engine and next-generation Xtronic CVT with sub-planetary gear, offers combined fuel economy of 34 mpg (6.9 The lighter and more aerodynamic new Sentra allows Nissan to use the more fuel-efficient 1.8-liter engine, which along with the Xtronic CVT with sub-planetary gear helps deliver a 13% improvement in EPA combined fuel economy. With the FE+ models, Sentra achieves up to 40 mpg (5.88

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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 L/100km, equivalent to 67 mpg US. 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 liters/100 km (67 mpg US) with CO 2 emissions of 90 g/km. Versions of Mégane Collection 2012 powered by this engine consume 5.3

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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. mpg US (10.2 mpg from December, according to figures from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). 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 fuel-economy information was available for 99.8% in January was 23.0 L/100 km), an increase of 0.8

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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 mpg from November 2011, according to the monthly assessment by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). 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). Average sales-weighted mpg.

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Chevrolet Cruze improves fuel economy by 2 mpg for 2012

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For 2012, Chevrolet Cruze models with the 1.4L turbo and six-speed automatic transmission will deliver 2 mpg better fuel economy. The Cruze Eco with an automatic transmission will deliver as much as 39 mpg (6.0 L/100km) on the highway compared with 37 mpg for the current model. turbo/six-speed automatic will get 38 mpg (6.2 L/100km) compared with 36 mpg for the current model.

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UMTRI: Average fuel economy of new vehicles in US in August was 23.8 mpg, up from July

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in August was 23.8 mpg (9.88 mpg from July, and up 3.7 mpg (or 18%) from October 2007, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). 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). Average sales-weighted fuel economy.

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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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2013 Nissan Altima Promises Up To 38 MPG Highway Fuel Economy

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The all-new 2013 Nissan Altima definitely raises the bar on style and content compared to the outgoing model, but it makes significant progress in another area, as well: the 2013 Altima is expected to get a best-in-class fuel economy rating of 38 mpg highway.

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UMTRI: average sales-weighted fuel economy of purchased new vehicles in US dropped 0.2 mpg in May from April

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The average sales-weighted fuel economy (adjusted EPA window sticker value) of new vehicles purchased in the US dropped 0.2 mpg in May from the level in April to 23.7 mpg US (9.9 mpg US (18%) from the value in October 2007 (the first month of UMTRI monitoring). UMTRI average sales-weighted fuel economy. The sales-weighted CAFE (unadjusted mpg) for May 2012 was 29.1 mpg US (8.1

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Average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in Feb up 18% from October 2007

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The average sales-weighted fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the US in February was 23.7 mpg US (9.93 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). L/100km), according to data from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)—up 18% from the value in October 2007 (the first month of UMTRI monitoring). Click to enlarge.

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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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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. The Sonata Hybrid will see a reduction of 1 mpg. City FE (mpg).

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UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in the US dropped 0.2 mpg in December

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in December was 24.8 mpg (9.49 mpg from the revised value in November, according to the latest monthly figures from Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg from the value in October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring). The average fuel economy of all vehicles sold in calendar 2013 was 24.8

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Demonstration series hydraulic hybrid transit bus yields fuel economy of 6.9 mpg, 110% better than conventional diesel, 30% better than electric hybrids

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The BUSolutions demonstrator LCO-140H (Low Cost of Ownership–1 st 40-foot Hybrid) series hydraulic hybrid transit bus yields fuel economy of 6.9 mpg (34 l/100km) on the industry-standard ADB duty cycle—110% better than conventional diesel buses on the road today and 30% better than the best-in-class electric hybrid buses available today, according to the final report on the project published by the US Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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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 mpg (10 L/100km) , a 17% increase (3.5 For July, unadjusted CAFE performance was 29 mpg (8.1 mpg) since October 2007.

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UMTRI: average fuel economy for US new vehicles in August hits high of 24.9 mpg

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The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold. mpg (9.45 mpg from July and up 4.8 mpg since October 2007 (the. 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 combined city/highway fuel-economy ratings published in the EPA Fuel Economy Guide (i.e., mpg (9.52

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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 mpg by 2025. 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

US EPA and DOT propose freezing light-duty fuel economy, GHG standards at 2020 level for MY 2021-2026 vehicles; 43.7 mpg for cars; 50-state solution

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released their long-expected notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to adjust the Congressionally-mandated Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards. mpg (5.38 mpg (7.51 Technology that can improve both fuel economy and/or performance may not be dedicated solely to fuel economy.

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New Volkswagen Polo BlueGT with cylinder deactivation offers gasoline engine fuel economy of up to 52 mpg US

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The system was realized with the new 1.4-liter gasoline-fueled TSI of the Polo BlueGT. The TSI develops a power output of 103 kW / 138 hp, with a combined fuel consumption of 4.7 l/100 km/h (50 mpg US), equivalent to 108 g/km CO 2. If the Polo BlueGT is ordered with the optional 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), fuel consumption drops further to 4.5 l/100 km (52 mpg US), equivalent to 105 g/km CO 2. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle SystemsPolo BlueGT.

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Mercedes-Benz introducing diesel E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID with fuel economy of 56 mpg US; gasoline-engined E 400 HYBRID model to follow

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing the new E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID; the luxury-class diesel hybrid offers fuel consumption of 4.2 L of diesel/100 km (56 mpg US), with CO 2 emissions of 109 g/km. The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is based on the E 250 CDI, yet has a higher output and approximately 15% lower fuel consumption. This diesel hybrid will be available in the European market as a Saloon and Estate from the third quarter 2012. E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Click to enlarge.

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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 mpg (9.84 mpg (19%) from the value in October 2007, when UMTRI started this monitoring, it is down 0.2 mpg from March. mpg (8.03 mpg (or 19%) since October 2007. in February 2012 (an improvement of 19% since October 2007). L/100 km), according to the latest figures from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Average Fuel Economy Tops 24 MPG In March For First Time Ever

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Concerted efforts by automakers to meet new, more stringent fuel-economy requirements are gradually driving up the efficiency of new passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. It's working. A report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute pegged the average gas mileage of new vehicles sold during March at 24.1 miles per gallon

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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 mpg (9.76 mpg from October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring). This 20% improvement in fuel economy (mpg) corresponds to a 17% reduction in fuel consumption (gallons per mile).

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Transonic demonstrates supercritical gasoline operation under low load, medium load, and high speed low load conditions; simulated vehicle fuel economy of 48.8 mpg

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Engineers at Transonic Combustion, a start-up developing a fuel efficient supercritical (SC) fuel injection and combustion system—Transonic Combustion, or TSCi ( earlier post )—have demonstrated the TSCi process using gasoline fuel at low load without EGR, medium load with EGR, and high speed low load with EGR. Using engine test data, Transonic simulated vehicle fuel consumption for a vehicle over the NEDC drive cycle using a 4-cylinder, 1.6L mpg US (4.8

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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. mpg (9.88 mpg (or 18%) from October 2007, according to the monthly report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). 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 l/100 km)— unchanged from August, but up 3.7

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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. mpg to 23.8

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New 2012 Honda Civic lineup boosts fuel economy in all models; Hybrid and HF offer 40+ mpg

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The entire redesigned ninth-generation Honda Civic lineup will become more fuel efficient with two models—the all-new 2012 Honda Civic HF and the Civic Hybrid—each delivering fuel economy estimates of more than 40 mpg (5.9 The Civic HF model will be the most fuel-efficient gasoline-only powered Civic in the lineup when it launches this spring. L/100km), an improvement of 4 mpg compared to the current Civic Hybrid.

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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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UMTRI: average fuel economy of new LDVs sold in US in March up 20% from Oct 2007

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The average sales-weighted fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the US in March 2012 was 24.1 mpg (9.76 mpg or 20% from the value in October 2007,, according to calculations by researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Average sales-weighted fuel economy. mpg (7.95 in January 2012 (an improvement of 17% since October 2007).

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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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GM applying new intake valve lift control technology in 2.5L Ecotec for 2014 Impala; up to 1 mpg fuel economy boost

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GM estimates the fuel savings at up to one mile per gallon, according to Mike Anderson, GM global chief engineer for Ecotec engines. Impala’s three powertrains all feature fuel-saving direct injection and lightweight components. engine works with the eAssist system to provide electrical assist in certain conditions to help save fuel. It is GM-estimated at 182 horsepower (134 kW) and 35 mpg (6.7 Engines Fuel Efficiency

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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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EPA released the latest edition of its annual report on trends in CO 2 emissions, fuel economy and powertrain technology for new personal vehicles in the US. mpg (9.76 mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. Fuel economy has now increased in eight of the last nine years; average carbon dioxide emissions are also at a record low of 369 g/mile in model year 2013. Fuel economy. mpg, which is 0.5

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2014 Cascadia Evolution Class 8 rig delivers 10.67 mpg on closed-track demo; 7% better fuel economy than EPA 2010 Cascadia in cross-country tour

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The Freightliner Trucks 2014 Cascadia Evolution—powered only by the newly designed Detroit DD15 engine and featuring enhanced aerodynamic specs—delivered fuel economy of 10.67 mpg US (22 L.100km) on a closed-track demo, according to Freightliner. Fuel consumption and distance traveled were measured at the end of the demonstration by Automotive Testing and Development Services (ATDS), an independent, third-party auditor using high-accuracy fuel flow meters.

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Ford’s math on hybrid fuel economy; standing by the C-MAX EPA ratings, acknowledging large real-world variance

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Raj Nair outlining factors affecting real-world fuel economy in hybrids. At Friday’s event unveiling the new Transit commercial vehicle family for North America ( earlier post ), Ford’s Raj Nair, group vice president global product development, spent some time addressing the issue of the large discrepancy between real-world fuel economy results for the C-MAX hybrid and its EPA fuel economy ratings—47 mpg (5.0 Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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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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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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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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UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in June edging downward from previous months

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in June was 23.6 mpg (9.97 mpg (17%) from the value in October 2007 (the first month of UMTRI monitoring). However, the fuel economy in June was down 0.1 mpg from May (and down 0.5 mpg from the peak in March), likely reflecting the continuing reduction in the price of gasoline. Average sales-weighted fuel economy. mpg (8.1

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UMTRI: November average new vehicle fuel economy in US same as October; September Eco-Driving Index at a record 0.8

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in November was 24.1 mpg (9.76 mpg from October 2007, according to the latest tracking figures from Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). This 20% improvement in fuel economy (mpg) corresponds to a 17% reduction in fuel consumption (gallons per mile). Average sales-weighted mpg.

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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 mpg (9.56 mpg from August, likely reflecting the recent reduction in the price of gasoline, they suggested. Despite this drop, vehicle fuel economy is up 4.5 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring). The average fuel economy of model year 2013 vehicles (vehicles sold October 2012 through September 2013) was 24.7

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Volkswagen launches second-generation Santana; up to 28% improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emissions

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The new Sanata improves fuel economy and CO 2 emissions by up to 28% compared to the previous model. The 1.4-liter version produces 66 kW / 90 PS / 89 hp and has a combined fuel consumption of 5.9 l/100 km (40 mpg US), while the 1.6-liter has 81 kW / 110 PS / 109 hp and fuel consumption of 6.0 mpg US). Volkswagen held the world premiere of the second-generation Santana sedan at its plant in Wolfsburg.

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Ford introduces new Transit family in North America; emphasis on improved fuel economy in commercial vehicle segment

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Ford says that the Transit will achieve an average of 25% better fuel economy and haul at least 300 pounds more than today’s E-Series. The 3.7-liter V6 is also engineered for optimal performance with E85 flex-fuel capability. The all-new 3.2-liter Power Stroke five-cylinder common rail turbo diesel, based on Ford’s Duratorq global diesel engine architecture, features advanced fuel, turbo and emissions systems that meet US clean diesel standards.