US Fuel Economy Took A Hit During June

By Jon LeSage Average window-sticker fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. dropped 0.2 mpg last month from May, according to a monthly study.
Decreasing gasoline prices and the popularity of SUVs, crossovers, and pickups were behind the steep drop in fuel efficiency of vehicles sold. Data comes from the monthly report written by Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak of Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan.
The study reports that sales-weighted average fuel economy hit 25.1 mpg in June. That number was up 5.0 mpg since the UMTRI data was first collected in October 2007. It’s down 0.4 mpg since UMTRI reported a

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