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Has fuel economy changed in a century?

Has fuel economy changed in a century?

While federal guidelines ask for an increase in terms of fuel economy and for a car to deliver 54.5 mpg by 2025, a new study conducted by the University of Michigan Trasportation Research Institute says that from 1923 to 2013 the average mileage of the American auto fleet only rose […]

US: tips to save fuel during the summer

US: tips to save fuel during the summer

While gasoline prices across the nation are consistently lower than they were last year during this period, the truth is they have been advancing relentlessly since the start of the year – so some fuel-saving tips are naturally in order. If you want to have just in time useful and […]

US: average fuel economy goes down in April

US: average fuel economy goes down in April

According to researchers from the University of Michigan, U.S., the average fuel economy for light vehicles sold in the U.S. went down 0.2 mpg in April compared to March because of bigger SUV and truck sales. Michael Sivak and Brando Schoettle, who conducted the research, said that the average window-sticker […]

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 […]

Toyota pushing for turbo evolution

Toyota pushing for turbo evolution

The world’s leading automaker, Japan’s Toyota, is probably mostly associated with hybrids if anyone discusses automotive powertrains, but the carmaker is planning now a huge strategy makeover that also includes a push into turbo territory. The recent powertrain announcements are also signaling that Toyota is aligning its views with rivaling […]

US: automakers start questioning fuel economy goals

US: automakers start questioning fuel economy goals

The US auto market has risen to pre-recession levels last year, signaling the rapid pace of the overall recovery seen in the largest world economy and the second biggest global automotive market. Today, auto executives and analysts seem to have all of their porches planted with roses and the lawns […]

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 […]