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Author Topic: 2012 vehicle fuel economy hits new high of 23.8 mpg From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.c Back to Topics
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Washington — The average fuel economy of new cars and trucks sold in 2012 climbed 6 percent to a new record amid high gas prices.

The University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index said for 2012, the average fuel economy of new vehicles purchased was 23.8 mpg, up 1.3 mpg from 2011 and up 2.9 mpg from 2008.

But the fuel economy of vehicles purchased in December was 23.9 mpg, down 0.2 mpg from November, likely reflecting the recent reduction in the price of gasoline, U-M said.

Americans were on pace to spend a record amount on gasoline after spending $490 billion in 2011 — about $100 billion more than in 2010. Last's year tally is expected to top $500 billion.

Gasoline prices have fallen sharply — and averaged $3.30 a gallon last week, according to the Energy Information Agency, down from $3.4
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:12:05 PM

Are you kidding me? That kind of milage won't free us from the bondage of blood oil!
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bston
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:21:42 PM

Well, fuel economy should get better as technology advances.
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:53:37 AM

Who believes the fuel ratings?
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Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:28:09 AM

Not very good.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 2:04:43 AM

and the real world average is ____
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musicreporter
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:57:27 AM

Too slow
They need to improve more drastically. ASAP
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:48:43 AM

Go for higher gas mileage.
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graceman
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:06:20 AM

Still a little low.
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:57:48 AM

Getting better but a long way to go to hit the"54 number BO wants to happen".
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:29:23 AM

Pretty said that is the best we can do.
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gcalleja
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:24:38 AM

This is good.
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:07:26 AM

Am surprised the average is so low.
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lonewolf_947
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:00:07 AM

Should be higher then that .........
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:16:21 PM

seems awful low to me
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:15:25 PM

good
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davenles
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:13:10 PM

All based on funny numbers.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:45:58 PM

Good for family budget
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:19:21 PM

A few more percentages of stretching the MPG truth and it will be significant.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:00:51 PM

Good it's up, but the GOV is asking for it to be more than 2X. I just do not see it.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:44:45 PM

This is a move in the right direction, but we can and must do much better.
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FuelishGuy
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:41:47 PM

You gotta wonder how the average number is affected by the use of E10.
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Carol7777
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:17:17 PM

I'm all for higher mpg's. Unfortunately, I'll probably have to keep driving my gas-guzzling SUV for quite a while. Thank goodness that since retiring, I don't drive near as many miles.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:16:05 PM

Good news
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dodsworth
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:51:33 PM

Government policy of mandatory increased fuel economy, along with renewable fuels like ethanol, have increased the available fuel supplies, lowering the price.
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