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US: average fuel economy of March auto sales on the rise

US: average fuel economy of March auto sales on the rise

According to the latest report coming from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, the average fuel economy figure for new cars and light trucks delivered last month in the US soared by 0.2 mpg. The study follows the average window-sticker value of new cars, SUVs, vans and pickups sold […]

US: EPA says fuel economy standard surpassed again

US: EPA says fuel economy standard surpassed again

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that automakers active on the US auto market managed, for the second year in a row, to pass the governmental threshold for raising gas mileage and reducing tailpipe emissions. According to a recent EPA report, the new cars and light trucks sold in the US […]

US: automobiles are aging more gracefully now

US: automobiles are aging more gracefully now

The US auto industry is receiving another sign that its recovery will survive in the long-term: the feared average age of cars on the road is finally showing incipient signs that it wants to go down. That’s according to Experian Automotive, which says that average age of all cars on […]

US: autonomous cars could reduce the car count in households

US: autonomous cars could reduce the car count in households

According to the latest report coming from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, self-driving vehicles could lower the car count in American households as they open up new commuting possibilities. UMTRI researchers Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak decided to base their research on analyzed data from the government’s National […]

US: average fuel economy drops to 25.1 mpg in December

US: average fuel economy drops to 25.1 mpg in December

Thanks to plunging gasoline prices, in some states averaging below $2 a gallon these days, US consumers have spurred demand for the traditional gas-guzzling category: pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Naturally, even though automakers are keen on increasing the corporate fuel economy of their lineup in order to meet future […]

US: low gas price leads to stagnating new vehicle fuel ratings

US: low gas price leads to stagnating new vehicle fuel ratings

Researchers from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute revealed that after years of improvement, the fuel economy of new vehicles bought by American consumers has stagnated in November. The reasons are rather easy to understand – US sales of “gas guzzlers” – namely pickup trucks, large SUVs and crossovers […]