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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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April Fools! That dip in new-car fuel economy during the fourth month of this year was in fact an aberration. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) calculated the weighted average of new-car fuel economy and determined that new car month-over-month fuel economy in May rose for the fourth time in five months. Better yet, May represented a monthly record high.

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The next phase of a massive federal study on connected car technology will focus as much on the people surrounding cars as the vehicles themselves.

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Go figure. That's what we're saying after fleetwide fuel economy of new cars purchased in January rose during a month when green-car sales fell yet again.

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The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the US is going back up after dropping for a couple of months. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) calculated a 24.8 mpg average for new light-duty vehicles sold in the US during November 2013. That's not as high as the 24.9 reported in August, but the numbers have been coming back up. The November rating was up 0.1 mpg from October.

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New-vehicle fuel economy in the US fell last month from a record high in August and was at its lowest level since January, likely reflecting a drop-off in sales of hybrid models such as the Toyota Prius, the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reports. September's fleetwide fuel economy came in at 24.6 miles per gallon, down from a record 24.9 mpg in August. Year-over-year figures were still up from 23.8 mpg in September 2012.

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With more stringent federal fuel economy standards coming, it should be no surprise that the average new-vehicle fuel economy is on the rise. Automotive News cites a study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (Go Blue!), that shows that the 24.9-mile-per-gallon average for August of 2013 is nearly five miles per gallon better than when UMTRI started keeping track in October 2007.

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As the Beatles succinctly put it: "It's getting better all the time." That's how we can characterize US new-vehicle fleetwide fuel economy, which last month marked the third straight in which US new vehicles set an all-time record for fuel economy.

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Average new-car fuel economy figures ended two straight months of in January and reached an all-time record of 24.5 miles per gallon, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) says.

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