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  • Fuel Economy Continues to Rise: EPA Report

    Fuel Economy Continues to Rise: EPA Report

    by Luke Tonachel Natural Resources Defense Council March 15, 2013 New cars and trucks are poised to set new records in fuel efficiency according to the latest Fuel Economy Trends report from the EPA. When all the data is crunched, EPA expects the model year 2012 average to reach 23.8 mpg, a record-high level since the agency started data tracking 1975. Importantly, carbon pollution has also been reduced from new autos, dropping 13 percent from 2007 to 2012. More good [...]

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  • Gasoline’s drag on household income hit 30-year high in 2012

    Gasoline’s drag on household income hit 30-year high in 2012

    by Ronald D. White Los Angeles Times February 4, 2013 Fuel costs are taking a big bite out of household budgets, according to separate reports Monday from the Energy Department and from the Union of Concerned Scientists… That’s despite the fact that Americans consumed less fuel in 2012 for a variety of reasons, including more efficient driving habits and higher-mileage vehicles. Read more…

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  • Gas prices up again, and Americans buy green

    Gas prices up again, and Americans buy green

    by Jim Motavalli Mother Nature Network February 4, 2012 …Americans are buying more fuel-efficient cars. According to the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan, the average combined window sticker fuel economy of cars sold in January is 24.5 mpg, up 22 percent from October 2007. Emissions of that average new car have improved 18 percent since that time. “We have made relatively huge improvements in vehicle fuel economy over the past five years,” the university’s Michael Sivak told [...]

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  • Sales Of Hybrids & Electric Cars Surge 73% In 2012

    Sales Of Hybrids & Electric Cars Surge 73% In 2012

    by Richard Read Green Car Reports December 19, 2012 …Mintel says that U.S. sales of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric cars should reach 440,000 units in 2012 — a 73% improvement over 2011. That’s in keeping with the strong sales figures we’ve noted here. Alternative-fuel vehicles are flying off the lots, and even with a dip in November sales, automakers stand to move 50,000 electric cars this year. Read more…

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  • Obama’s promise: reduce dependence on foreign oil

    Obama’s promise: reduce dependence on foreign oil

    by Becky Bowers Tampa Bay Times November 29, 2012 In 2008, candidate Barack Obama made a series of very specific energy promises… We’ll watch to see whether U.S. oil imports continue to fall. But based on projections of the impact of the Obama administration’s fuel efficiency standards, we rate this Promise Kept. Read more…

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  • Year of the Green Car: 2012 Autos Set Records for Fleet Average Fuel Economy and Sales of Hybrids and Plug-in Electric Vehicles

    Year of the Green Car: 2012 Autos Set Records for Fleet Average Fuel Economy and Sales of Hybrids and Plug-in Electric Vehicles

    2012 is the greenest new automobile fleet ever. Preliminary data for model year 2012, which ended with September, show that new records have been set for fleetwide average fuel economy and the sales of hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles.

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