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UMTRI: US new vehicle fuel economy in February ties with January high
7 March 2013
The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold in the US in February was 24.5 mpg, according to the monthly analysis by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).
This ties the record high reached in January and is up 4.4 mpg from the value in October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring).
|Average fuel economy. Click to enlarge.|
The University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index (EDI)—an index that estimates the average monthly emissions of greenhouse gases generated by an individual US driver—stood at 0.80 in December. This value indicates an improvement of 20% since October 2007. The EDI takes into account both the fuel used per distance driven and the amount of driving (the latter relying on data that are published with a two-month lag).
|EDI. Click to enlarge.|
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