Average mpg of new US vehicles rises to 24.9 mpg in January 2014

Article by Anita Panait, on February 7, 2014

The average fuel economy of new trucks, cars, sports utility vehicles and vans sold in the United States in January 2014 surged 0.1 mpg from December 2013, to 24.9 mpg, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said in a according to a monthly report. The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the US rose 4.8 mpg since the researchers started obtaining data in October 2007.

Average sales-weighted fuel economy was calculated using monthly sales of individual models and the combined city-highway fuel economy ratings from the EPA Fuel Economy Guide for each model.  On the other hand, the national Eco-Driving Index of University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute – which computes the monthly greenhouse gas emissions from a US driver who purchased a new vehicle during the month – dropped to a record-low 0.79 in November 2013.

The scores are compared with a base score of 1 in October 2007, when the researchers commenced collecting data. A lower index score is better. "This value indicates an improvement of 21 percent since October 2007," researcher Michael Sivak said in a statement. "The EDI takes into account both the fuel used per distance driven and the amount of driving."

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Has Toyota started the production of a new electric supercharger? Well, a patent that was recently published indicated that they might have. And this electric supercharger looks more durable and...
by - March 27, 2017
The Tesla Model S has finally arrived in South Korean soil and is now available for test drive. But, there’s a catch. You’ll have to wait several months if you...
by - March 27, 2017
Sorry to say this to the Sport Quattro Concept fanatics. If you guys have been hoping for the production of this iconic concept to begin, prepare for your dreams to...
by - March 27, 2017
South Korean car company SsangYong recently revealed sketches of their upcoming SUV. We’re not always impressed by Korean car designs, but this one looks quite promising. Yup, it is the...
by - March 26, 2017
Twenty-eight years after the company was first launched by Toyota, which was initially targeted to the United States market only, Lexus has already made its way to over 70 countries....
by - March 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries