Vehicle fuel economy hits a record high in a continuing trend of rising efficiency and lower emissions for new vehicles

Average Vehicle Fuel Economy at Record High

Higher gas prices, better fuel economy, lower emissions According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute the average fuel economy (the number given on the window sticker) for new vehicles hit a record high in May of 25.7 miles-per-gallon (mph), a 0.4 mpg rise from April. Vehicle fuel efficiency has increased 5.5 mpg since October of 2007, when the Institute…

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US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Have Fallen Nearly 7 Percent Below 2005 Levels

US GHG emissions fell 1.6% in 2011 and are down 6.9% since 2005, according to the EPA’s 2013 Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The longer term trend is still upward, however, with total US GHG emissions having increased an average 0.4% per annum since 1990.