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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 12:28:37 PM

According to a monthly report by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle from the University of Michigan, the average fuel economy of newly purchased vehicles in October rose after declining in September, but did not reach a record high.

The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new light-duty vehicles sold in the U.S. in November was 24.8 mpg, up 0.1 mpg from the revised October value. Vehicle fuel economy is up 4.7 mpg or 23% since October 2007 (the first month of our monitoring). For a description of the calculations and the recent mpg values, please click here.

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The University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index (EDI)--an index that estimates the average monthly emissions of greenhouse gases generated...

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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2013 7:51:06 AM

jimbo1031 said: "Is there an impact of more electric cars?"

Yes. The more of them there are, the more they impact with trees, bridge abutments and other cars! It was inevitable! ;)
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 8:39:57 AM

one month it's up, next down, then up. Seems to fluctuate almost as bad as the pump prices.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2013 8:58:48 PM

ok
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2013 9:16:06 AM

roller coaster?
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Bonanza
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2013 6:25:23 AM

Good news overall
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2013 1:48:01 AM

Very interesting . . .
             
             
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 6:49:52 AM

repeat
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 3:25:09 AM

Very interesting . . .
             
             
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 9:30:16 PM

Good news.
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NorthglennBill
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 6:40:09 PM

But what about all the cars produced and sold in China? Shouldn't they be counted in on the emissions part too?
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 5:37:10 PM

Innovation
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Janetique
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 3:39:05 PM

buying smaller, more efficient cars.
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jimbo1031
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 3:29:38 PM

Is there an impact of more electric cars?
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singlemom27
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 3:02:47 PM

People shouldn't get their panties in a bunch over detailed data. They should look at long-term trends instead.
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DeeLA
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:42:37 PM

Yesterday's article. Only one new article in today's list.
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mswillia
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:41:03 PM

so
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:36:17 PM

Who deliberately goes out and buys a gas guzzler?
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TRAIN RIDER
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:35:31 PM

It will slowly go up as people buy newer fuel efficient cars.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:34:56 PM

Same response as yesterday.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:28:23 PM

Good info
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SK08
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:16:38 PM

Get rid of ethanol and watch your fuel mileage go up.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:16:04 PM

good
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:15:45 PM

meh...okay
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:15:41 PM

It should be that way.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:14:46 PM

Reduced demand should bring reduced fuel prices.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:10:16 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:08:37 PM

good
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:07:38 PM

Hum...
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waynemustang
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:07:03 PM

Michigan Eco-Driving Index (EDI)is useless, the data is faulty.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:05:51 PM

Good deal
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waynemustang
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:05:45 PM

Good, people are buying larger, more comfortable, safer cars.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:56:44 PM

bonus==== I get to comment on this 2 days in a row. and all I can say is miley, you rock.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:55:22 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:55:13 PM

old
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:53:57 PM

MPG would be even better if there wasn't ethanol in gas at all.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:53:53 PM

I should hope so
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:49:30 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:47:23 PM

Ok. So what are we to make of this? Not everyone lives or dies by the gas milage numbers. I sure don't. Milage may be a consideration but it is not the most important one for me.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:47:07 PM

Boy am I glad I'm not just getting the average fuel economy. I haven't gotten as low as 25 mpg for probably 20 years. I hope to get 40 or more with my next car, which won't be for another 3-9 years....
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:41:44 PM

Hummm..............
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:41:41 PM

Stands to reason the only people that can afford to go and buy gas are mostly the new vehicle buyers. These vehicles make better mileage than the old ones that most working people are driving and driving less than before skewing the numbers.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:38:45 PM

deja vu
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:34:14 PM

corn feeding mileage not very high
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:33:30 PM

I get 34 mpg.+ in town with our 2013 Ford Focus. I wonder what I could get without ethanol in the fuel?
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:28:51 PM

We used to get better gas mileage in the past, because we were using whole gas, not ethanol.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:26:46 PM

I don't find this such a big deal.. I have a 2001 Trans Am 5.7L V-8 with a 153k miles, 6-speed that I get 25.4mpg consistantly.. I have a 1998 Corvette 5.7L V-8 6-speed that I get 33mpg... Trust me.. I don't drive these cars like an old lady either.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:25:19 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:25:17 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:22:38 PM

ok already
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:22:33 PM

Wow.
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