Study shows U.S. automotive fuel economy at all-time high

by Eric Evarts
Consumer Reports
October 10, 2012

Even with gas prices approaching record levels, there’s good news for fuel-economy champions: Cars have never been more efficient than today.

That’s the conclusion of a new study by the University of Michigan, which finds that more fuel-efficient models have raised national fleetwide average fuel economy by 18 percent since new fuel-economy standards started taking effect in 2007…

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