Fuel Economy Continues Seeing a Drop in September, UMTRI Reports

By Jon LeSage Corporate average fuel economy for new light-duty vehicles sold in America during September continued the decline in mpg that’s been seen this year.
Fuel economy for new cars and trucks during September dropped 0.1 mpg from August to 25.2 mpg, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute released yesterday. The drop reflects likely reflects increased sales of light trucks over cars, UMTRI researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle said in a statement.
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As you can see above in the UMTRI report, fuel economy ratings have decreased since the spring

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