Summer 2012 Fuel Economy Analysis

Prepared by Alan Baum
Baum and Associates
July 2012

The first half of 2012 has resulted in a record high in fuel efficiency for new vehicles. From January to June of 2012, the sales-weighted average fuel economy of new passenger vehicles was 23.8 mpg, breaking the record set in 2011 by over 1 mpg of 22.7 mpg and the same reading during the first six months of 2011. These results were calculated based on fuel economy figures from monthly results provided by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and sales figures from Ward’s Automotive.



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