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Lagging sales of hybrids and diesels don't help either.

Higher sales of SUVs and pickup trucks help bring fleetwide new-vehicle fuel economy down a bit in June.

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Studies show that electric buses are more profitable, and that saving fuel saves the planet.

Electric buses are 82 percent more profitable than diesel, and switching to an EV is your best bet to make an environmental impact.

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How realistic is reaching the 2025 CAFE mandate now?

New-vehicle fuel economy has stayed about the same for the past two years.

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New Cars Were More Efficient Despite Drop In Hybrid, Plug-in Sales

New-vehicle fuel efficiency rose slightly last month as Americans bought fewer trucks and SUVs than in December.

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And Then Both Of Them To Gas Vehicles

UMTRI's paper weighs the merits of BEVs and FCEVs, and compares them to gasoline-powered cars.

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Last Month, The Average Dropped To 25.0 MPG

The new cars we buy in the US are getting consistently worse fuel economy than just a few months ago.

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Lower Gas Prices, More SUVs, Bring Overall MPG Down

Fuel-efficiency declines slightly and is getting further away from the August 2014 peak.

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Lower Fuel Prices, Green-Car Purchases Lower Fleeetwide Fuel Efficiency

Fuel economy drops a smidgeon from August, but still far from last August's highs, UMTRI says.

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Higher Crossover Sales, Lower Alt-Fuel Demand Keeps MPG The Same

US average new-car fuel economy remains unchanged at 25.4 mpg in July, UMTRI says.

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A study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds diesels are much more economical to own over three to five years than gas models.

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We're Doing Worse In The Last 6 Months, But Way Better Than 2007

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute calculates the average MPG of new cars sold in the US, and finds that June was worse than May.

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May Marked Highest Figure Since Record High Last August

Americans boost new-car fuel-efficiency in May by 0.3 miles per gallon to 25.5 mpg, according to the latest UMTRI report.

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Fuel-Efficiency Down 0.6 MPG From August 2014 Peak

The average US new-car fuel economy fell 0.2 miles per gallon to 25.2 mpg for April.

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A recent study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that planes are more efficient than cars by a wide margin. The gap between them isn't shrinking quickly, either.

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Fuel Efficiency Remains Below August 2014 Peak

New vehicle fuel economy in the US last month averaged 25.4 mpg, up 0.2 mpg from February.

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A newly released study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that around 10 percent of people riding in an autonomous car might experience motion sickness, if they aren't paying attention to the road.

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Better Fuel Efficiency, More E-Commerce Has Cut Refueling Expenses

US percentage of GDP spent on gas has plunged since the 1970s as driving mileage has fallen.

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Cars Get 20 Percent Better Fuel Economy Than Six Years Ago

The US average fuel economy fell in February to 25.2 miles per gallon, but that's still near the record high.

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Far Fewer Gas Guzzlers, Far More Fuel Sippers On The Market

2014 model-year US vehicles averaged 25.3 mpg, a 22-percent jump over your average 2008 car.

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Fuel Economy Rose In January, But Remains Below August 2014 Peak

Average US new-car fuel economy rose 0.3 miles per gallon to 25.4 mpg in January, according to new numbers from UMTRI.

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The average fuel economy of a new car in December fell to a 10-month low to 25.1 miles per gallon as gas prices continued to drop.

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