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Re: UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8

Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:34 pm

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Re: UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8

Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:57 pm

Presumably to no one's surprise, via GCC:
UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in US dropped in December
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/01 ... umtri.html

25.1 mpg, down 0.2 from November and 0.7 from the peak in August. For the year, new vehicle fuel economy averaged 25.4 mpg, up from 24.8 for 2013. Two steps forward, one step back.
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Re: UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8

Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:39 pm

Via GCC:
UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in January up 0.3 mpg
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/02 ... umtri.html

That's up 0.3 from December, but still down 0.4 from its high of 25.8 mpg in August.
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Re: UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8

Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:06 pm

Via GCC:
UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy down in February
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/03 ... umtri.html

25.2 mpg, down from 25.4 in January.
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Re: UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8

Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:34 pm

A bit of a surprise, to me at least:
UMTRI: new vehicle average fuel economy in March up 0.2 mpg from February
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/04 ... umtri.html

That's 25.4 mpg, up from 25.2. I would have thought it would stay low with fuel prices, although until the past two or three weeks prices had been climbing; they've since dropped about $0.35/gal. at my corner station.
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Re: UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8

Mon May 04, 2015 4:56 pm

Via GCC:
UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in April down 0.2 mpg to 25.2 mpg
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/05 ... umtri.html

Meanwhile, the price of regular gas at my corner station has jumped $0.66 in less than three weeks, from $3.00/gal. to $3.66.
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Re: UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8

Tue May 05, 2015 5:17 pm

We'll see if this continues as gas prices rise (via GCC):
Ford US sales up 5% in April; SUVs post an April record, hybrid sales down 31%
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/05 ... -ford.html

In April, Ford sold 62,730 SUVs, which should help put the sales totals of all PEVs in perspective.
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Re: UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8

Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:18 pm

Via GCC:
UMTRI: Average new-vehicle fuel economy in US in May up 0.3 mpg from April
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/06 ... umtri.html

25.5 vice 25.2 mpg for April. Still below the 25.8 mpg peak from last August, but probably reflects the reality of higher gas prices starting to sink in.
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Re: UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8 mpg

Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:18 pm

Via GCC:
UMTRI: average new car fuel economy in June drops from May; April EDI up
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/07 ... umtri.html

25.4 vice 25.5 mpg.
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Re: UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8 mpg

Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:03 pm

Via GCC:
UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in US unchanged in July from June
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/08 ... umtri.html

Still 25.4 mpg.
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