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  • New Cars Sold Average Fuel Economy Sets Record For 3rd Consecutive Month

    New Cars Sold Average Fuel Economy Sets Record For 3rd Consecutive Month

    by Philippe Crowe, HybridCars.com, April 11, 2013 TrueCar announced today that fuel economy numbers from March light vehicle sales indicate the average increased to 23.7 mpg. This is the third consecutive month average fuel economy records have been achieved by the industry. Read more…  

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  • U.S. Cars More Fuel Efficient Than Ever, Says EPA

    U.S. Cars More Fuel Efficient Than Ever, Says EPA

    by Steve Rousseau Popular Mechanics March 18, 2013 f it were possible to sum up in a single number the auto industry’s response to all of the slings and arrows of its recent fortune‚Äîan economic recession, subsequent bailouts, and spiking gas prices ‚Äî that number would be 23.8. According to a recent annual EPA report on carbon dioxide emissions and fuel economy trends, 23.8 mpg is the average fuel economy of all the cars on U.S. roads. It’s the highest […]

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  • Fuel economy hits record highs; power and acceleration climb too

    Fuel economy hits record highs; power and acceleration climb too

    by Robert Schoenberger The Cleveland Plain Dealer March 18, 2013 New cars hit a fuel economy record last year, getting 23.8 miles a gallon. And at the same time, they got more powerful and better at drag racing. Along with that mileage, new vehicles went from 0-60 miles an hour in 9.3 seconds, the fastest since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began collecting figures in 1975. Horsepower last year was the second highest ever, falling slightly from 2011’s record. Credit […]

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  • EPA Fuel Economy Report: Americans Vehicles Saw 1.4 MPG Jump Last Year

    EPA Fuel Economy Report: Americans Vehicles Saw 1.4 MPG Jump Last Year

    by Ryan Koronowski Climate Progress March 16, 2013 Yesterday, EPA released a new report that showed major fuel efficiency gains in American vehicles. EPA’s annual report that tracks the fuel economy of vehicles sold in the United States is signaling a significant 1.4 mile per gallon (mpg) increase for 2012 cars and trucks ‚Äì along with a continued decrease in carbon pollution. Read more…

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  • Cars in the U.S. are more fuel-efficient than ever. Here’s why.

    Cars in the U.S. are more fuel-efficient than ever. Here’s why.

    by Brad Plumer WonkBlog The Washington Post March 16, 2013 We’ve noted before that cars and trucks in the United States have starting becoming more fuel-efficient in recent years ‚Äî after decades of stagnation ‚Äî in response to high oil prices and strict new vehicle standards. That’s one reason why U.S. oil imports have plummeted. But a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency offers the most detailed breakdown yet of this trend. Read more…

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  • Vehicle Fuel Economy Has Biggest U.S. Gain Since 1975

    Vehicle Fuel Economy Has Biggest U.S. Gain Since 1975

    by Mark Drajem & Angela Greiling Keane Bloomberg March 15, 2013 An annual report by the Environmental Protection Agency showed new cars and trucks had a 16 percent gain in fuel efficiency in the past five years, to 23.8 miles per gallon… “The industry is getting it,” Alan Baum, principal of Baum & Associates, an automotive consulting firm in West Bloomfield, Michigan, said in an interview. “Obviously does it keep getting more difficult as the numbers go up? Of course […]

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