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

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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%. of light-duty vehicles produced were plug-in vehicles with fuel economies greater than 60 mpg (3.92

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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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mpg to 25.4 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 miles per gallon, slightly higher than MY 2016, and a record high overall.

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NYC taxi mpg requirements also cut pollution, study confirms

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New York City's efforts a decade ago to clean up pollution from old taxi models has worked—mostly—a new study shows.

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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid arrives, promises 34 mpg combined

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Facing its first three-row hybrid rival, the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid that bowed Thursday at the 2019 New York auto show boasting one big number: 34 mpg combined, according to the automaker’s estimates. That’s 10 mpg higher than early estimates for the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid.

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Toyota introducing Corolla Hybrid to US at LA Auto Show; at least 50 mpg

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The new hybrid version of Toyota’s all-time best-selling car series achieves at least 50 mpg (4.7 The model adapts the latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive from the new-generation Prius, already proven as an MPG winner.

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Small turbo engines get good MPG ratings; real-world use may be a different story

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turbocharged mpg Fuel Economy TurbochargingAutomakers may gradually be putting more emphasis on plug-in electric cars and conventional hybrids, but they are far from done with plain old internal combustion. Over the past few years, automakers have applied more technology to a wider array of cars in order to boost their efficiency to meet stricter fuel-economy standards. The most popular.

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Yes, Roof Boxes And Ski Racks Really Do Cut MPG—More Than You Might Think

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Fuel Economy aerodynamics mpg If you follow our coverage on fuel efficiency, you know that real-world mileage numbers don''t always measure up to the official EPA ratings. But if you think failing to meet those EPA numbers by five or ten percent is already a letdown, be very careful about your cargo-carrying expectations in your next sedan, hatchback, or crossover. Adding any.

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2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback to debut at New York show; 40 mpg highway

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Estimated highway fuel economy is 40 mpg US (5.88 Toyota will introduce the all-new 2020 Yaris Hatchback at the New York International Auto Show this month. The vehicle gets its high appetite for fun and low appetite for fuel from a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 106 horsepower. L/100km). High-compression (12.0:1) 1) and direct fuel injection give the engine ultra-quick responsiveness that’s matched to the standard 6-speed automatic transmission.

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Why a freezing morning plays havoc with your MPG

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Weekly Column ICE mpg weekly columnAnyone heading off to work early in the morning at this time of year will more often than not be greeted by a dawn chorus – of windscreens being scraped as cars sit ticking over.

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Toyota anticipates 2016 Prius at 52 mpg combined, 56 mpg with Eco grade

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Toyota anticipates that the 2016 Prius ( earlier post ) will deliver fuel economy ratings of 54 MPG city / 50 MPG highway / 52 MPG combined.

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With Climate In Crisis @LATimes Masturbates Masculinely With 18 MPG Car Porn For The Clueless. @MisterFleming Gets Himself Off Again #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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Fabien Redon, Vice President, Technology Development at Achates, said they estimate that the OPGCI pickup will achieve 37 mpg (6.35 l/100 km) on the combined cycle—nearly five MPG better than the proposed CAFE 2025 requirements for a vehicle of a similar size.

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MPG Marathon smashes through the 100mpg ceiling

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It’s typical; you wait 12 years for a car to hit a three figure mpg in the annual MPG Marathon and two come along at once. Twenty of the most fuel efficient cars available took part in Fleet World’s MPG Marathon, completing a 370-mile route of tough, real-world driving in challenging weather conditions over two [.]. Latest news Ford ECOnetic Kia Rio MPG Marathon

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco starts at $20,650; 40 mpg highway, 35 mpg combined

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Elantra Eco is the most fuel efficient Elantra, delivering an EPA estimated 40 mpg (5.88 l/100 km) on the highway and 35 mpg (6.71 Hyundai Motor America has priced the all-new 2017 Elantra Eco starting at $20,650.

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2019 Honda Insight first drive mpg review: 55 mpg from hybrid sedan

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During our drive around Minneapolis, its exurbs, and into Wisconsin, we wanted to put to the test Honda's claims that its 1.5-liter inline-4 and 96-kw electric motor combination could return an EPA-rated 52 mpg combined (48 mpg Last week, we drove the new 2019 Honda Insight sedan and found Honda's newest compact hybrid roomy and comfortable.

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

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mpg from March, according to the monthly analysis by Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg from the peak reached in August 2014. mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their reporting).

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I Can’t Drive 55 (MPG)

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Automakers were already under pressure to meet the previous standard, which called for a Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) of 29 miles per gallon (mpg) now, gradually increasing to 35.5 mpg by 2016. mpg by the 2025 model year. A newly announced aggressive U.S.

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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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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. mpg from the value in October 2007, the first month of their monitoring.

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Transport Minister praises MPG Marathon 2012 winners

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Transport Minister Norman Baker MP gave his approval to this year’s MPG Marathon as he presented trophies to the most fuel efficient vehicles and their drivers. Latest news MPG MarathonSpeaking at the presentation ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall, Baker likened the idea of milking mileage from vehicles to the Government’s efforts to getting the [.].

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MPG Marathon highlights eco-driving benefits

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It was the annual MPG Marathon last week, and I took part as I have done many times in the past. Weekly Column MPG MarathonI actually drove in the first event, over a decade ago: back then, it was jaw-dropping that an Audi RS 4 could return an average of 28mpg. In recent years, other huge-engined cars have [.].

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Elio Motors unveils engine prototype for 84 mpg highway 3-wheeler

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As the team began to dive into some of the details and changes to meet the desired Elio targets, it found that the Geo Metro engine would not meet the fuel efficiency targets to enable the vehicle fuel economy goal of 84 mpg highway.

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Automakers lay out mpg concerns for Trump: Talk to California, please–Update

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This story has been updated to include a response from California Governor Gavin Newsom, and further background regarding California's potential reaction. Ten months after the U.S.

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

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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

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2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: At 39 mpg, the highest-mileage SUV without a charge port

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At 39 mpg, the RAV4 Hybrid is now the highest-mileage sport-utility vehicle (as the EPA lists them) without a charge port. Yesterday, when we brought you our 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid first drive review, we missed one very important point. All the more impressive is that it’s not a low, teardrop-shaped vehicle with utility compromised in the

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GM mid-size pickups EPA-rated at 27 mpg highway, 22 mpg combined

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four-cylinder engine with 2WD and available 6-speed automatic transmission, will have an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, for a combined 22 mpg rating overall. Trucks outfitted with 4WD will have EPA-estimated 19 city mpg and 25 mpg highway for a combined 21 mpg, giving Colorado and Canyon segment-leading highway fuel efficiency and segment-leading power for a four-cylinder models with automatic transmissions.

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California braces for Trump mpg rules with extreme options—like a ban on tailpipes?

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The Trump Administration is expected to reveal more details about its revised vehicle fuel economy rules in upcoming days or weeks.

2019 89

Volkswagen introduces new 1L, 3-cylinder gasoline Golf; 54.7 mpg

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mpg US) (99 g/km CO 2 )—more efficient than any previous Golf with a gasoline engine. l/100 km (52 mpg). l/100 km (51 mpg). In Europe, Volkswagen has introduced the new Golf TSI BlueMotion featuring a new 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder with low fuel consumption of 4.3 l/100 km (54.7

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Volt receives EPA ratings and label: 93 mpg-e all-electric, 37 mpg gas-only, 60 mpg-e combined

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The dual-fuel vehicle (electricity and gasoline) is rated at 93 miles per gallon-equivalent (combined city/highway) in all-electric mode (36 kWh/100 miles) and 37 mpg US in gas-only mode (2.7 The two modes are combined into an illustrative 60 mpg-e combined rating for the vehicle.

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Automakers lay out mpg concerns for Trump: Talk to California, please

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Ten months after the U.S. EPA and DOT proposed easing federal fleet fuel economy standards for 2021-2026, there has been no formal submission of the plan.

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Mercedes-Benz 2014 E250 BlueTEC sedan estimated EPA rated at 45 mpg highway, 28 mpg city

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The Mercedes-Benz 2014 E250 BlueTEC sedan, the first diesel E-Class to be available with 4MATIC, achieves an estimated EPA rating of 45 mpg US (5.2 l/100 km) on the highway and 28 mpg (8.4 When equipped with optional 4MATIC all-wheel drive, its fuel mileage numbers are 42 mpg (5.6

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Automakers lay out mpg concerns for Trump: Talk to California, please

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Ten months after the U.S. EPA and DOT proposed easing federal fleet fuel economy standards for 2021-2026, there has been no formal submission of the plan.

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MPG Marathon filling up for first triple figure result

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Eco-motorists will try to smash the 100-mpg barrier as part of the MPG Marathon next month. Efforts came agonisingly close last year as a smart cdi clocked 99.24mpg [link], so confidence is high that the annual fuel economy run will record its first triple figure mpg. Now in its 12th year, the MPG Marathon pits [.]. Latest news MPG Marathon

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Chevrolet 2017 Cruze Diesel EPA-rated at 52 mpg highway, 37 mpg combined; Tier 3 Bin 125

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The 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan ( earlier post ) fitted with the six-speed manual transmission offers an EPA-estimated highway mileage of 52 mpg (4.52 The six-speed manual model returns an EPA-estimated city mileage of 30 mpg (7.83 l/100 km), resulting in 37 mpg (6.35 Cruze Diesel with the nine-speed automatic achieves an EPA-estimated highway economy of up to 47 mpg and 31 city mpg, which results in 37 mpg combined.

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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 Estimated combined cycle fuel economy is 26 mpg (9.04

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MPG Marathon nears 100mpg real-world economy

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The annual ALD Automotive / Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon saw competitors achieve staggering fuel economy, with the winning entry coming close to breaking the 100mpg milestone-as yet never reached in the event’s eleven year history. Green credentials ALD Automotive MPG Marathon Shell FuelSave

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

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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). mpg from the peak reached in August 2014. mpg (9.29

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Let's Be Clear: Real 2025 Gas-Mileage Goal Is 40 MPG--Or So--Not 54.5 MPG

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mpg by 2025, but the current average for new vehicles isn't even close to that. The latest estimates put the average fuel economy of new cars closer to 25 mpg. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 That sounds like a lot of ground to cover in a decade--but in fact, carmakers don't. CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid EPA-rated at 50 mpg city

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Honda has begun US production of the 2014 Accord Hybrid ( earlier post ), which will carry an EPA fuel economy rating of 50 mpg (4.7 The EPA rating is 1 mpg higher than Honda had originally anticipated for the hybrid (49 mpg). 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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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 GM will introduce a strong hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu.

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

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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 (9.22

2017 78

How do manufacturers calculate mpg?

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If it’s high on your list of priorities when it comes to choosing your next car, then you’ll be looking closely at the mpg (miles per. Fuel efficiency. Fuel efficiency

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

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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). mpg from the peak reached in August 2014, but still up 4.9

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2019 Chevy Cruze's upcoming CVT rated at 33 mpg combined

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The latest ratings reveal that the EPA has certified a gas-fueled Cruze with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that boosts city fuel economy estimates by 2 mpg compared with the 6-speed. Fuel economy estimates posted to the EPA's website for the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Cruze show some changes—plus a big surprise.

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