November New Car Average Fuel Economy Hits 24.8 MPG

November New Car Average Fuel Economy Hits 24.8 MPG

The average fuel economy value of new light-duty vehicles sold in the U.S. during November was 24.8 mpg according to a recent study.

The study, which is conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, notes that vehicle fuel economy has risen 23 percent since late 2007 when the study first started tracking results. The November figure of 24.8 mpg also marks a 0.1 mpg increase over October.

MIchael Sivak and Brandon Shoettle, the men conducting the study, began monitoring the average fuel economy of new cars sold in October 2007. Their figures are calculated from the monthly sales of individual models of light-duty vehicles and the combined city/highway fuel-economy ratings posted by the EPA. The highest reported average fuel economy was from August 2013, when it reached 24.9 mpg.

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