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U.S. Average Fuel Economy for New Vehicles Hits 25.1 mpg in February

U.S. Average Fuel Economy for New Vehicles Hits 25.1 mpg in February

According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, the average fuel economy of new vehicles based on their window sticker values was 25.1 mpg in February – identical to the value for January.

Overall, fuel economy ratings remained down 0.4 mpg from a peak of 25.5 mpg in August 2014 and up 5.0 mpg from a low of 20.1 mpg recorded when monitoring began in October 2007.

The University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index (EDI) was 0.83 in December, unchanged from November. The index estimates the average amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated by U.S. drivers on a monthly basis.

Taking into account a combination of fuel economy and driving distance, the EDI value indicates that on average, new-vehicle drivers produced 17% lower emissions in December compared to October 2007, but 5% more than a record low last reached in November 2013.





 

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  1. germeezy1
    Crazy times we live in for sure. My often unruly 447 rwhp 300 often easily achieves 25 mpg with restraint.
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