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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2019

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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 2019. (My Calculated vehicle fuel economy is available going back to 1923. mpg to 12.9 mpg).

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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. The primary measure in this analysis is the average miles driven per gallon of fuel for each year. For 1966 through 1985, fuel economy was calculated from the information in a summary publication by the U.S. mpg).

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EPA trends report finds MY 2021 fuel economy remained flat at a record high while CO2 levels hit new low

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual Automotive Trends Report , which shows that model year (MY) 2021 vehicle fuel economy remained at a record high—but flat with MY 2020 fuel economy—while CO 2 emission levels reached a new record low.

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Tips: 6 Ways to Increase Your Fuel Economy

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Saving Money on Your Way to Maximum MPG. But how can you increase your fuel economy? Surprisingly, the number of items you carry in your vehicle can have a meaningful impact on your fuel economy. However, idling is a huge waste of fuel and money.

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Tips: Maximizing Your Hybrid’s Fuel Economy

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Ways To Boost MPG & Save Money. One of the best ways to do that is by maximizing your fuel economy. Below, you will find some of the best ways to improve the fuel economy of your hybrid right now so you can save even more money with an already economical vehicle.

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Vehicle fuel economy gains faltered in 2021: Blame the SUV, again

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Fleet-wide fuel economy for vehicles sold in the U.S. The real-world fuel economy of light-duty vehicles sold in the U.S. has stumbled, according to the EPA's recently released 2022 Automotive Trends Report.

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DOE: in 2018, 27% of new light-duty vehicles in US had fuel economies > 30 mpg

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In 2018, 27% of new light-duty vehicles sold in the US had fuel economies of more than 30 miles per gallon (783 l/100 km), according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). By contrast, none of the light-duty vehicles produced in 1975 had fuel economy greater than 30 miles per gallon (mpg). had fuel economy over 30 mpg; by 2018, that share had grown to 27%. Fuel Efficiency

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Study estimates fuel economy improvements to US light-duty vehicles from 1975–2018 saved 2T gallons of fuel, 17B tons of CO2

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A team from the University of Tennessee and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has the fuel savings due to fuel economy improvements over the past 43 years amount to approximately two trillion gallons of gasoline. Emissions Fuel Efficiency Market Background

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EPA: preliminary data show average fuel economy of new light-duty vehicles reached a record high of 25.7 MPG in 2020

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Preliminary data in EPA’s 2020 Automotive Trends Report shows average fuel economy for model year 2020 light-duty vehicles increased to 25.7 miles per gallon (MPG). If this preliminary data holds, that will be a new record high for average new light-duty vehicle fuel economy.

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Steeper fleet fuel economy standards finalized, will bring more hybrids and EVs sooner

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On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finalized tougher fuel economy standards for vehicle fleets that will mean an adjusted, industry-wide average of about 49 mpg across new passenger vehicles and light trucks in 2026.

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6 Easy Ways to Boost Car MPG

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Tips to Uncover Hidden Fuel Efficiency. Thankfully, by incorporating only a few habits into your daily life, you can increase your fuel economy. With these six easy ways to boost car fuel efficiency, you will save money and also release fewer emissions into the air.

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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). For example, switching from a 10-mile-per-gallon (mpg) vehicle to a 15-mpg vehicle saves more fuel and results in greater fuel cost savings than switching from a 25-mpg vehicle to a 75-mpg vehicle.

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2022 Audi A3 now on sale in US with standard 48V MHEV; 24% better combined fuel economy in A3 40 TFSI quattro

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That benefits the A3 with increased fuel efficiency. The A3 40 TFSI quattro carries a 24% improvement in combined efficiency compared with the previous quattro model, with an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/36 mpg highway/31 mpg combined.

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EPA’s annual automotive trends report shows slight increase in fuel economy from MY2017 to MY2018

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In the US, Model Year (MY) 2018 vehicle fuel economy was 25.1 Since MY 2004, CO 2 emissions have decreased 23%, or 108 g/mi, and fuel economy has increased 30%, or 5.8 mpg to 25.5 0 g/mi—and highest fuel economy, at 113.7

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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 mpg (9.49 mpg from September, according to the monthly analysis from Michael Sivak and Brendan Schoettle from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Vehicle fuel economy is up 4.7 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring). Sales-weighted window sticker (adjusted) fuel economy.

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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. The table below shows manufacturers and vehicles with the highest fuel economy by year.

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XL launches PHEV Ford F-250; 50% improvement in fuel economy

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According to its initial assessment, XL is reporting that the XLP F-250 truck will provide up to a 50% improvement in miles driven per gallon (MPG) over conventional factory units, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 33% during normal operation. The energy is then transferred back into the drivetrain through an electric motor which helps propel the vehicle during acceleration, reducing fuel consumption, CO 2 emissions and brake wear.

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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 mpg (9.22 mpg from April—according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Fuel economy is down 0.3 mpg from the peak reached in August 2014. Overall, vehicle fuel economy is up 5.4 mpg (9.29

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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 l/100 km), higher than the combined cycle mileage ratings of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata hybrid variants and a significant boost over the 29 mpg combined of the MY 2015 Malibu with 2.5L EGHR improves engine warm up and assures consistent fuel economy performance in cold weather.

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UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8 mpg in August

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in August was at a record high of 25.8 mpg (9.1 mpg from the value in July, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Vehicle fuel economy is up 5.7 mpg since their first month of monitoring in October 2007.

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US new-vehicle fuel economy drops again 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 mpg (9.33 mpg from the value for August, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) This decline likely reflects the increased proportion of light trucks among the vehicles sold, they suggested. Fuel economy is down 0.6 mpg (9.29

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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 mpg (9.4 mpg from September, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Fuel economy is down 0.8 mpg from the peak reached in August 2014, but still up 4.9 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring).

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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 mpg (9.25 mpg from February, according to the latest monthly analysis br. However, fuel economy is still down 0.4 mpg from the peak reached in August 2014. Overall, vehicle fuel economy is up 5.3 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of the monitoring). mpg (9.29

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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. mpg (9.51 mpg per year.

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UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in June up 0.3 mpg from June

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in July was 25.4 mpg (9.25 mpg from June, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring), but still down 0.1 mpg from the peak of 25.5 mpg reached in August 2014.

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Michigan representative: roll fuel economy rules back to 'reasonable' level

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Right now, the debate over the future of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards is in full swing. mpg (or about 38 mpg on window stickers) by 2025 for vehicles sold in the U.S. emissions Michigan CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyToday, they call for a fleet average of 54.5 But many within the auto industry—and those sympathetic to it—would like to see those standards rolled.

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Average Fuel Economy Reaches 25.4 MPG In U.S. Vehicles During First Half

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new-car average fuel economy hovered around 25 mpg, a recent analysis found. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy for new cars in June was 25.4 mpg, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Fuel EconomyMoving past the halfway mark of 2015, U.S. This represents a 0.1-mpg decrease from May, which.

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UMTRI: average US new vehicle fuel economy drops in October

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in October was 25.2 mpg (9.33 mpg from September, according to the monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring), but down 0.3 mpg from the peak of 25.5 mpg reached in August 2014.

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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 l/100 km) combined to 44 mpg (5.34 The new TNGA 2.5-liter four-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine is more fuel efficient, runs cleaner, and is more powerful than previous iterations, and excels at dissipating thermal inefficiencies. Furthering fuel efficiency are new multi-hole nozzle direct injectors (six holes per injector).

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UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in April down 0.2 mpg to 25.2 mpg

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in April was 25.2 mpg from March, according to the monthly analysis by Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Fuel economy is down 0.6 mpg from the peak reached in August 2014. Overall, vehicle fuel economy is up 5.1 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their reporting).

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Tips: 3 Ways to Boost Your Vehicle’s MPG

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Even a Fuel-Efficient Car Can Do Better. So you’re the proud new owner of a Honda Civic EX Sedan (42 mpg highway; 32 mpg city). You are now the epitome of fuel efficiency. You can still be fuel inefficient in a fuel-efficient vehicle.

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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 mpg (9.25 mpg from December, but still down 0.4 mpg from the peak reached in August of 2014, according to the monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Overall, vehicle fuel economy is up 5.3 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring).

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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 mpg (9.36 mpg from May, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring), but down 0.4 mpg from the peak of 25.5 mpg reached in August 2014.

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Sales-weighted new-car fuel economy stuck at 25 mpg, for fourth year in a row

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Even as vehicles become more fuel-efficient, the unending market shift toward crossover utilities, SUVs, and trucks kept the overall average U.S. For 2017, sales-weighted new-car fuel economy landed at 25.2 mpg, an improvement over 2016 of just 0.1 sales Fuel Economy New car sales EPA Ratingsnew fleet efficiency stagnant for the fourth year in a row. The last time there was any.

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Production Peugeot diesel sets new test circuit long-distance fuel economy record: 117.5 mpg US

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A 1.6-liter BlueHDi 100 S&S PEUGEOT 208 has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, under the supervision of the UTAC: 1,337.19 gallons (43 liters) of Diesel, with an average fuel economy of 117.5 mpg US (2.0 The Peugeot 208 tested was a ‘Very Low Fuel Consumption’ version, with an official Combined Drive Cycle fuel consumption figure 3.0 l/100 km (78 mpg US) and low CO 2 emissions of 79 g/km.

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Average new-vehicle fuel economy in US up 0.1 mpg in April

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in April was 25.3 mpg (9.29 mpg from the value for March, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). . mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring), but down 0.2 mpg from the peak of 25.5 mpg (9.22

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UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy down in February

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in February was 25.2 mpg (9.33 mpg from January, according to the latest monthly analysis by University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) researchers Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle. Overall, vehicle fuel economy is up 5.1 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring).

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UMTRI: Average new vehicle fuel economy in US in March rose 0.1 mpg from February

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in March was 25.2 mpg (9.33 mpg from the value for February, according to the monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring), but down 0.3 mpg from the peak of 25.5 mpg reached in August 2014.

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

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Toyota anticipates that the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid—unveiled earlier this year at the New York International Auto Show ( earlier post ) and the eighth hybrid in Toyota’s line-up—will receive EPA ratings of 34 mpg city / 31 mpg highway / 33 mpg combined (6.9, The RAV4 Hybrid offers a choice of several driving modes: ECO mode optimizes throttle response and air conditioning output to help prioritize fuel economy. Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in Jan was 24.9 mpg, up 0.1 mpg from Dec

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in January was 24.9 mpg (9.4 mpg from the value in December, according to the latest monthly figures from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. The January 2014 fuel economy figure is up 4.8 mpg from the value in October 2007, the first month of their monitoring. Average sales-weighted mpg (adjusted).

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UMTRI: Average new vehicle fuel economy in US in February hit 25.2 mpg

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in February hit 25.2 mpg (9.3 mpg from the revised value for January, and up 5.1 mpg from the value for October 2007, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brendan Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). l/100 km)—up 0.1

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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 mpg (9.33 mpg from August, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Fuel economy is down 0.6 mpg from the peak reached in August 2014, but up 5.1 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring).

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UMTRI: average US new vehicle fuel economy drops in October

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in October was 24.8 mpg (9.48 mpg from the value for September, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg since October 2007, the first month of their monitoring. l/100 km)—down 0.4

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