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2012 average fuel economy up 6 percent from 2011

2012 average fuel economy up 6 percent from 2011

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year increased by nearly 4 mpg (+6%) from 2011. According to the Transportation Research Institute at The University of Michigan, the average fuel economy of the 14.5 million vehicles sold in 2012 was 23.8 mpg (9.88 liters/100 km), […]

New CAFE standards favor bigger cars, study reveals

New CAFE standards favor bigger cars, study reveals

According to researchers, proposed U.S. fuel economy standards are motivating automakers to build bigger vehicles that are allowed to meet lower targets. The University of Michigan study discovered that the CAFE formula for setting mile-per-gallon targets, which are averages for all of a manufacturer’s vehicle models, is a loophole which […]