Average mileage of new vehicle sold rose 0.2 mpg in March
The common fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the US raised 0.2 mpg last month from February, according to a monthly report by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
The report, by researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle, stated the typical window-decal value of new automobiles, sport utility vehicles, vans and pick-ups sold in the U.S. last month was 25.4 mpg, up from 25.2 in February.
March marks the 14th straight month that typical fuel-economy continues to be above 25 mpg. Typical fuel economy is up 5.3 from Oct 2007, the first complete month of observation, according to the report. However, the typical fuel economy of 25.3 during the Oct 2014 and March 2015 interval -- the first six months of this model-year -- was unchanged from the total year before-- Oct 2013 through September 2014.
"We can likely anticipate as the model-year concludes the fuel economy should come up slightly, but generally by the six-month mark, it is up a little in the prior year," Schoettle stated.
January was the very first month fuel-economy had grown since its 25.8 mpg large in August. From September through November, it stayed constant at 25.3 mpg, and in December fuel-economy dipped to 25.
The University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index, still another research by the institute, monitored typical monthly greenhouse-gas emissions of every new-car driver in the United States of America for January. The index was 0.82, unchanged from December, which indicates the typical new-car driver created 18% lower emissions in January 2015 than in Oct 2007, when investigators began tracking the emissions.
A reduced score is better. It's compared using a base rating of 1 from Oct 2007, when the data-collection started.
Sivak and Schoettle centered the index on the fuel used per distance driven as well as the number of driving. The sum of driving comes from information released using a 2-month interim.
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