MPG Rising

I would have liked to see an analysis of what increasing fuel efficiency from 20.1 mpg to 54.5 mpg for new cars contributes to less carbon burned and to decrease in CO2 load.  Even without that, the news is good.

A study released by the University of Michigan on Tuesday said that the average fuel economy on the window stickers of cars and trucks sold last month was 24.9 miles per gallon.

That was nearly five miles per gallon better than the 20.1 m.p.g. recorded in October 2007, when the university’s Transportation Research Institute began tracking the data.

NY Times Bill Vlasic

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