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UMTRI: Average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in Sept unchanged from August

The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US. in September was 23.8 mpg (9.88 l/100 km)— unchanged from August, but up 3.7 mpg (or 18%) from October 2007, according to the monthly report from Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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 July.

This value indicates a record improvement of 20% since October 2007. The EDI takes into account both vehicle fuel economy and distance driven (the latter relying on data that are published with a two-month lag).

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Is this an indication that the US economy has stabilized and fuel economy will be going downward as soon as the economy picks up again and people can afford big monsters again?

What happened in 2010?


Where were you in 2010?

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