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Although for whole of 2016, auto fuel economy in the United States was 25.2 miles per gallon, it went down in the early 2017. However, according to latest report, the fuel economy has gone up .1 mpg in March 2017.
This new increment is according to new methodology that PEA had introduced for the model year 2017. However, in order to make the data relevant, EPA has introduced revised data for cars for model years 2011 to 2016. This new data should come as a revelation as the fuel efficiency of cars have gone up by nearly 25 percent compared to cars from model year 2007. However, the latest figures are still below the all-time high recorded in 2007.
The latest data are based on average sales-weighted fuel economy based on new cars’ window stickers and the data were compiled by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.
Earlier, it was revealed that auto sales in the United States have gone up nearly 0.3 percent in 2016 compared to total amount of cars sold in the year 2015. Interestingly, the average fuel economy for all vehicles in the United States is 22 miles per gallon. With electric cars and hybrids slowly but effectively catching up the market, the fuel economy is likely to rise in the coming years.