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US: average fuel economy climbs again, for the first time since August


According to the monthly report on average fuel economy of US light vehicles, courtesy of he University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, the figure finally improved last month for the first time since August 2014. The report, which focuses on the average window-sticker value of new cars, SUVs, vans and pickups sold during the prior month, shows the average fuel economy ...
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