US Average Fuel Economy Dips to Lowest in Three Years

By Jason Siu After declining for several months in a row, the average sales-weighted fuel economy of new vehicles sold dropped to its lowest figure in over three years.
Calculated from the monthly sales of individual models of light-duty vehicles and the combined city/highway fuel economy ratings published in the EPA Fuel Economy Guide, October saw the sales-weighted fuel economy drop to 24.8 mpg, the lowest since July 2013. It’s worth noting, however, that starting with model year 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has implemented a new method for calculating the window sticker fuel economy for new light-duty vehicles, having an effect on

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