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  • 2012 car buyers set record for fuel economy, researchers say

    2012 car buyers set record for fuel economy, researchers say

    By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times January 7, 2013 American drivers appear to be slowly getting fuel economy religion. The average fuel economy for all vehicles sold last year climbed by 1.3 miles per gallon, or 6%, to a record high of 23.8 mpg, according to University of Michigan researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle. Read more…

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  • Average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in 2012 hits 24 mpg

    Average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in 2012 hits 24 mpg

    By Michael Wayland, MLive.com January 4, 2012 DETROIT, MI- The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year increased to nearly 24 miles per gallon, officials announced today. The average fuel economy of the 14.5 million vehicles sold in 2012 was 23.8 mpg, up 1.3 mpg from 2011 and up 2.9 mpg from 2008, according to the Transportation Research Institute at The University of Michigan. Read more…

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  • GM says it’s first to reach 1 million vehicles at 30 mpg highway

    GM says it’s first to reach 1 million vehicles at 30 mpg highway

    By Melissa Burden, Detroit News, Jan. 3 2013 General Motors Co. said Thursday it sold more than 1 million vehicles in 2012 with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating of at least 30 miles per gallon highway. The Detroit-based company said it was the first U.S. automaker to hit that threshold in the United States. Read More…

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  • American consumers want more miles per gallon

    American consumers want more miles per gallon

    by David Champion, Consumer Reports; and Mark Cooper and Jack Gillis, Consumer Federation of America The Hill’s Congress Blog October 11, 2012 The recent adoption of a new national average fuel economy standard of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by the year 2025 is not only one of the most important energy policy moves of the past quarter-century, it is also a big win for consumers… Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, two of the country’s leading consumer […]

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