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UP 3 MPG IN 3 YEARS
Average MPG has climbed 3 in 3 years

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Published on Sat, Feb 11, 2012

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

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UP 3 MPG ALREADY ... AND CLIMBING Would you be surprised to hear that the fuel economy of new cars sold in the last three years has jumped by three miles per gallon—a 14 percent increase? While we are impressed, it is not surprising given that we have known for years that auto companies have been capable of hitting higher fuel economy targets with exiting off-the-shelf technology. A new study from the University of Michigan Transport Research Institute shows that the average fuel economy of all 2012 model year light vehicles available on the U.S. market is 21.5 miles per gallon, up from 2008 model year's average of 18.9 miles per gallon.

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