Lower Gas Prices, More SUVs, Bring Overall MPG Down
Fuel-efficiency declines slightly and is getting further away from the August 2014 peak.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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