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US Fleet Fuel Economy Hit Record High in Model Year 2016

US Fleet Fuel Economy Hit Record High in Model Year 2016

U.S. fuel economy hit a record high in 2016 and is expected to repeat that in 2017, according to the U.S> Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA’s Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975-2017 and Manufacturer Performance reports look at real-world fuel economy, tech trends, and CO2 emissions for vehicles sold in the U.S. The manufacturer report covers compliance by individual automakers with greenhouse gas emissions standards. While 2016 set a record, the improvement over 2015 was small. Emissions of CO2 fell by 2 grams per mile, and fuel economy was up just 0.1 miles per gallon. The average overall was 24.7 miles per gallon, with 2016 model year cars scoring 28.5 mpg – 0.3 better than last year – and trucks averaging a 0.1 mpg increase to 21.2 mpg. Preliminary results for the 2017 model year project that CO2 emissions wi...

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