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U of M: Fuel economy in the U.S. ties record high

GasBuddy Blog -- According to a monthly report by the University of Michigan, the average fuel economy of newly purchased vehicles during the month of February 2013 has hit an all time high.

The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in February was 24.5 mpg. This ties the record high reached in January and is up 4.4 mpg from the value in October 2007 (the first month of our monitoring). For a description of the calculations and the recent mpg values, click here.

The University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index (EDI)--an index that estimates the average monthly emissions of greenhouse gases generated by an individual U.S. driver--stood at 0.80 in December. This value indicates an improvement of 20%...


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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:31:41 AM

Not sure I trust the numbers. At least the study was done by someone other than the federal government.
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:35:53 AM

good
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 9:47:15 AM

Yay
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Time will tell
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 5:21:55 AM

OK
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 3:42:54 AM

could easily be higher.
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 8:37:24 AM

great
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 9:04:56 AM

Woo Hoo
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 8:06:31 AM

yeah
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 10:43:28 PM

good for us
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snapper06
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 6:16:30 PM

Sounds good.but have they ever cleaned up the dirty business of falsifying the the numbers on those stickers
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carolfitz4438
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 2:37:03 AM

Great news
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 2:55:08 PM

Hooray! Another reason for the price of gas to go up! :-(
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snappytom2
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 2:18:28 PM

The higher the fuel economy number goes, the better it is for everybody.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:53:44 PM

good news
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:52:34 PM

Useless spend less.
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Manual_Shifter
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:46:32 PM

Is that trustworthy info? Shouldn't there be an
independent review exposure of this data? First
question to be addressed in such independent review
is what are politics and leanings of U of M? Then
should be an independent study/examination of the
independent body checking into U of M! This all
because of doubt that anyone can be trusted! Then
should there be a 'greed' level test of all involved
to make sure this common disease isn't/won't
detrimentally impact the desired results.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:37:53 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:33:32 PM

hope it keeps increasing, matching gas prices....
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:33:12 PM

And absolutely none of the doom and gloom that was prdicted by that party on the "RIGHT" happened. AMAZING!!!!!
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DickAAA
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:33:04 PM

24.5 mpg is terribly low. Check youmath.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:32:39 PM

Mileage is poor because of extreme emission standards by the EPA.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:28:50 PM

Suspect fuzzy math
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:26:53 PM

And look -- everyone is fine! The higher federally required standards are working! A major breakthrough in technology would help, but still.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:23:45 PM

Better mpg is a combination of better technology and better driving habits. Neither one by itself is sufficient.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:20:34 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:17:13 PM

hmm...
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Well its' easy when the automakers all overstate their mileage estimates
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:12:26 PM

Looks good in print.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:08:43 PM

What they post on the car means nothing, what the average is after driving them, is what counts.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:05:55 PM

Read this yesterday.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:05:49 PM

good, but we need to do much, much better.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:04:41 PM

But we still have way to much reliance on foreign oil and giving money to countries that hate us.
We have to all push the powers that be to let other clean reliable technologies to be actually used in our country. Lets lead the world again and get back to our place in it.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:03:42 PM

I'm still not impressed with these numbers as I've owned vehicles that got better mileage than that, 20 odd years ago.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:01:40 PM

u of m gets a grant from the govt. to study this ... so that money had to come from u and I
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:00:33 PM

That's good. Hopefully we'll see new highs every year.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:59:37 AM

Not sure we needed a study to know this.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:54:16 AM

Not good enough -- what takes them so long to make these changes? They shoudl be abke to make these changes within each model year.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:50:19 AM

still less than half way to the Obama mandate
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:42:43 AM

Alrighty then.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:41:08 AM

My 08 Honda still get close to that mpg.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:40:44 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:40:40 AM

oh yeah
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:36:17 AM

old news now
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:34:41 AM


"The average fuel-economy (window-sticker)..."

If it's on the window sticker I don't believe it.

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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:32:47 AM

Old News
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:28:48 AM

Prices must go down..... some how... It increases all necessity of other
prices... all except wages, that is if someone can get a job.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:26:47 AM

Yesterdays news.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:26:13 AM

Even if demand is down the prices will remain high so they can reap the profits
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Not much of a history here.
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