ERM Advanced Telematics enters EV market
Renault offering new Blue dCi 150 EDC diesel engine for entire Mégane range

DOE: in 2018, 27% of new light-duty vehicles in US had fuel economies > 30 mpg

In 2018, 27% of new light-duty vehicles sold in the US had fuel economies of more than 30 miles per gallon (783 l/100 km), according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). By contrast, none of the light-duty vehicles produced in 1975 had fuel economy greater than 30 miles per gallon (mpg).

In 1995, 4.4% had fuel economy over 30 mpg; by 2018, that share had grown to 27%.

Engine and vehicle technologies have been developed to improve the fuel economies of cars and light trucks, so the share of vehicles with 30 mpg or more has been increasing since 2013.

In 2018, 2.4% of light-duty vehicles produced were plug-in vehicles with fuel economies greater than 60 mpg (3.92 l/100 km).


Light-duty vehicle production by fuel economy for model years 1975-2018 Note: Data for 2018 are preliminary. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The 2018 EPA Automotive Trends Report: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Fuel Economy, and Technology since 1975, EPA-420-R-19-002, March 2019.



What was the consumption for the other 73% of the new LDVs.


The graph shows the distribution.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)