Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2017

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vehicle fuel economy. Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2017. Calculated vehicle fuel economy is available going back to 1923. Fuel Efficiency Market Background

2019 163

Mazda's SkyActiv-X: diesel fuel economy from gasoline engine

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combustion cycle HCCI Fuel Economy SKYACTIVThe internal combustion engine, now more than 200 years old, will be with us for a long time to come yet. Powering more than 1 billion vehicles on the planet and almost 100 million new ones each year, it is the default way to move vehicles along the world's roads. With its carbon emissions now conclusively implicated in climate change, electric.

2017 67

Will Fuel Economy Rules Require Future Cars To Use Premium Gas?

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Carmakers are pursuing continual fuel-economy gains to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 Their engineers work to squeeze every last bit of efficient from cars and trucks, but so far there's been little consideration of the fuel itself. Some efficiency-focused upgrades to standard gasoline engines. Gasoline Fuel Economy octane

2015 80

Studies highlight effects of different gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions

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Researchers at Jilin University (China) have investigated the effect of gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions in a GDI (gasoline-direct-injection) engine. 2018a) is published in the journal Fuel , the second (Han et al.

2018 90

Will Cheap Gas, Soaring SUV Sales Sink Fuel-Economy Goals?

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Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline. CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economyemissions regulations are forcing carmakers to make their products more efficient over the next decade. mpg by 2025. That's equivalent to roughly 40 mpg on the window sticker. DON'T MISS: Miles Driven In U.S.

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Volkswagen Millerized 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion gasoline engine offers diesel-like fuel economy; derivatives may be applied in hybrid systems

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Volkswagen has developed and deployed a gasoline engine that offers diesel-like fuel economy but is significantly cheaper to buy. TSI ACT BlueMotion delivers 96 kW / 130 PS with combined fuel consumption of 4.8 Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems

2018 115

EIA: fuel economy improvements bring diminishing returns in fuel savings

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Improving fuel economy exhibits diminishing returns in fuel savings, according to a brief analysis by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Vehicles that use fuels other than gasoline, such as diesel or electricity, will have different fuel savings and fuel cost.

2014 138

Ford unveils new Focus; 10% better fuel economy; focus on tech; gasoline and diesel

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The new Focus features a broad suite of Ford advanced driver assistance technologies and advanced EcoBoost gasoline and EcoBlue diesel engines offering a 10% fuel-efficiency improvement across the range. Additional underbody shielding for the central tunnel, fuel tank and rear axle.

2018 90

UMTRI: average US new vehicle fuel economy drops in June

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in June was 25.1 This drop likely reflects the decreased price of gasoline in June, and the consequent increased proportion of pickup trucks, SUVs, and crossovers in the sales mix, they said.

2017 90

EIA: fuel economy standards drive down projected gasoline use; diesel use, product exports rise

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In the US Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) Reference case, more-stringent vehicle fuel economy standards contribute to a decline in motor gasoline consumption through 2040.

2014 106

Cummins progressing with lightweight downsized T2B2 diesel for pickup; 40% improvement in fuel economy over gasoline V8

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At the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Annual Merit Review meeting in Washington, DC last week, Michael Ruth from Cummins noted that the DOE program target for the project is a fuel economy (CAFE) target of 26 mpg (9.05 Cost of the new engine relative to gasoline baseline.

2014 149

UMTRI: average US new vehicle fuel economy drops in September

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in September was 25.2 This decline likely reflects the decreased price of gasoline in September, and the consequent increased sales of pickup trucks, SUVs, and crossovers, they suggested.

2015 102

UMTRI: US average new vehicle fuel economy dropped in August

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the in August was 25.3 This decline likely reflects the decreased price of gasoline in August, and the consequent increased sales of light trucks and SUVs, they suggested. Fuel economy is down 0.5

2015 97

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

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EPA recently released the latest edition of its annual report Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends. The report is the authoritative reference for real-world fuel economy, technology trends and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions, for new personal vehicles sold in the US every year since 1975. The report found that fuel economy for the US fleet continues to improve. Pickup trucks increased fuel economy by 0.1

2018 89

2015 Ford F-150 offers highest EPA-estimated fuel economy among full-size gasoline-powered pickups

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l/100 km, respectively)—the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any gasoline-powered full-size pickup sold in America. The weight savings not only improve fuel efficiency, they improve the new F-150’s capability and performance. The new 2015 Ford F-150 ( earlier post ) 4x2 with Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine has EPA-estimated ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined (12.4, and 10.7

2014 86

UMTRI: average fuel-economy of new vehicles in the US in October rose to 24.8 mpg

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The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold in the US in October was 24.8 Vehicle fuel economy is up 4.7 Sales-weighted window sticker (adjusted) fuel economy.

2013 149

New 2019 Toyota Avalon hybrid boosts fuel economy 10% to 44 mpg combined

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Toyota estimates that the 2019 Avalon Hybrid will boost fuel economy by up to 10% over its MY 2018 predecessor, from 40 mpg (5.88 Furthering fuel efficiency are new multi-hole nozzle direct injectors (six holes per injector). Estimated combined cycle fuel economy is 26 mpg (9.04

2018 90

UMTRI: Average new-vehicle fuel economy in US in May up 0.3 mpg from April

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in May was 25.5 They suggested the improvement likely reflects the increased price of gasoline in May. Fuel economy is down 0.3 Overall, vehicle fuel economy is up 5.4

2015 111

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 from August, likely reflecting the recent reduction in the price of gasoline, they suggested. Despite this drop, vehicle fuel economy is up 4.5

2013 102

GM to introduce strong hybrid version of Malibu; combined fuel economy above 45 mpg; leverages Volt

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Using technology from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt propulsion system ( earlier post ), Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg (5.22 EGHR improves engine warm up and assures consistent fuel economy performance in cold weather.

2015 127

UMTRI: Average US new vehicle fuel economy in October drops to 25 mpg

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in October was 25.0 They suggested the decline likely reflects the decreased price of gasoline in October, and the consequent increased sales of pickup trucks and SUVs. Fuel economy is down 0.8

2015 108

UMTRI: new vehicle average fuel economy in March up 0.2 mpg from February

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in March was 25.4 They sugested that this change likely reflects the increased gasoline prices from February to March. However, fuel economy is still down 0.4

2015 106

Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline Used Doesn't

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Americans are driving more miles than they have in years, but that doesn't mean they are using more gasoline. CAFE Fuel Economy Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Corporate Average Fuel EconomyData collected by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) has increased consistently over the past 18 months. In August--the most recent month with available data--277.3 billion miles were.

2015 85

MIT study finds carbon prices more cost-effective than fuel economy regs at reducing CO2 emissions; fuel economy regs more efficient at reducing fuel use

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Researchers at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change have compared the worldwide economic, environmental, and energy impacts of currently planned fuel economy standards (extended to the year 2050) with those of region-specific carbon prices designed to yield identical CO 2 emissions reductions. If they’re more focused on energy independence, fuel economy standards can deliver, but a tax on gasoline would be more cost-effective.

2015 95

UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in US dropped in December

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in December was 25.1 These recent reductions likely reflect the large and continuing decreases in the price of gasoline, they suggested. Despite these reductions, vehicle fuel economy is up 5.0

2015 108

DOE: Average annual gasoline taxes paid per vehicle, by state, 2019

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According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average fuel economy for all light vehicles on the road today is 22.3 The Federal tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon, and each state has a gasoline tax, ranging from 8.95

2019 78

UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles in US in October unchanged from September

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in October was 25.3 Vehicle fuel economy is up 5.2 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).

2014 106

UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in January up 0.3 mpg

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in January was 25.4 They said the improvement in January likely reflects the leveling off since mid-January in the price of gasoline. Overall, vehicle fuel economy is up 5.3

2015 106

Japan Ministries propose light commercial vehicle fuel economy standards for 2022

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The new standards will require that the fuel economy of model year 2022 light and medium commercial vehicles sold in Japan average 17.9 This represents a 26% increase in fuel economy from 2012 values, and a 23% increase from the 2015 standard of 14.5

2015 101

UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles in US in January up from December

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in January was 25.1 This change likely reflects the increased price of gasoline in January, they suggested. .

2017 85

Toyota details next-generation hybrids, more efficient gasoline engines

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That means that automakers continue to work ceaselessly on more efficient gasoline engines and lighter vehicles to put them in. Future Cars Fuel Economy TransmissionsCars with plugs may be the cleaner and greener future, but at the moment, they make up only about 1 percent of global sales approaching 100 million vehicles a year. Last week, Toyota summarized its plans in that arena and.

2018 67

EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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The agency’s reasoning was that since alternative fuel vehicle production has generally been less than 0.1% of total vehicle production until very recently, the impact of excluding alternative fuel vehicles was negligible. Alt fuel vehicle impact on OEMs.

2014 134

MIT study finds fuel economy standards are 6-14 times less cost effective than fuel tax for reducing gasoline use

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In a study published in the journal Energy Economics , MIT researchers have found that a fuel economy standard is at least six to fourteen times less cost effective than a fuel tax when targeting an identical reduction in cumulative gasoline use (20% by 2050). This analysis underscores the potentially large costs of a fuel economy standard relative to alternative policies aimed at reducing petroleum use and GHG emissions. Emissions Fuel Efficiency Polic

2013 96

Average fuel economy for new cars in US in November unchanged from October

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in November was 25.3 Overall, vehicle fuel economy is up 5.2 mpg (9.3

2014 97

Toyota announces expected fuel economy and pricing for RAV4 Hybrid: 33 mpg combined, entry at $28,370

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The RAV4 gasoline version comes in four grades: LE, XLE, Limited and the new SE. MSRP for the 2016 RAV4 gasoline models will range from $24,350 for the LE 2WD to $32,910 for the AWD Limited. seconds (nearly one second quicker than its gasoline counterparts).

2015 108

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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EPA projects advanced transmissions (6+ speeds and CVTs), gasoline direct injection (GDI) systems, and turbocharged engines will be installed on at least 15% of all MY 2013 vehicles. MY 2012 adjusted fuel economy is 23.6 Market share of gasoline turbo vehicles.

2013 111

Sandia, TUD optical diagnostic helps reduce emissions while improving fuel economy

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Initially, the researchers have focused on the combustion of liquid fuel sprays found in engines, where the extreme pressures and temperatures create an environment that is optically challenging. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

2017 78

UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in US in August down from July

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in August was 25.3 This decline likely reflects the decreased price of gasoline in August and the consequent increased sales of light trucks, they said. Fuel economy is down 0.5

2016 78

UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in US in May was 25.6 mpg

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in May was 25.6 This increase likely reflects the continuing high price of gasoline, they suggested. Vehicle fuel economy is up 5.5

2014 104

Adding Ethanol To Gasoline May Boost Global Oil Use: Study

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It's hard to imagine any reality in which the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) benefits from measures meant to decrease gasoline consumption. efforts to add ethanol to gasoline supplies. Gasoline consumption is on the rise, and that could in turn increase demand. ethanol Study Fuel Economy

2015 81

UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in US in May up 0.2 mpg from April

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Average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in May 2016 was 25.4 Fuel economy is down 0.4 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).

2016 78

UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy decreased in 2015 from 2014

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in calendar year 2015 was 25.3 The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the US in December was 24.9 Fuel economy is down 0.9

2016 78

UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in December in US down from November

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in December was 23.9 mpg (or 19%) from the value in October 2007 (the first month of monitoring); however, the fuel economy in December was down 0.2

2013 104