Average Fuel Economy of Vehicles Sold in July Ties Record High of 24.8 MPG

The average fuel-economy value of vehicles sold in July was 24.8 mpg, tying the record high previously reached in March, April, and May.

The 24.8-mpg figure is up 0.1 mpg compared to June, and new vehicle fuel economy is up 4.7 mpg since October 2007, when the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute began gathering data. The average fuel economy of model year 2013 vehicles sold so far is 24.7 mpg, up 1.2 mpg from the 2012 model year data.

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The average sales-weighted fuel economy is calculated by taking the monthly sales of individual models of light-duty vehicles and the combined city/highway fuel-economy values published on the window stickers.

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