Mix Shifts, But April U.S. Fuel Economy Remains at Record Level

Wardsautologoby John Sousanis, WardsAuto.com, May 10 2013

The average fuel economy of light vehicles delivered in April matched the record set in March of 24.3 mpg (9.7 L/100 km) on the WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index, a 0.8% increase over year-ago and a 16% gain on the base rating established in fourth-quarter 2007.

The monthly score remained the same despite significant shifts in segment splits in the market, including a continued shift from cars to trucks.

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