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    Lesson learned, again: lower gas prices hurt hybrid sales

    Between declining gas prices and an improving economy, full-size pickup sales in the US are up 6.5 percent year to date and represent the best-selling vehicle line in two-thirds of US states, according to TrueCar. And the economy is a rising tide of sorts for most vehicle sectors, as gas-powered ...

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    Official: May new-vehicle fleetwide fuel-economy remains at record 23.7 mpg

    Former NBA great Shaquille O'Neal retired with a career scoring average of 23.7 points per game. And like Shaq's scoring average, the new-vehicle fleetwide fuel economy mpg number doesn't want to budge, either. May was the third straight month that fleetwide fuel economy stayed at 23.7 miles per ...

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    Official: With 23.7 mpg, March sets third-straight month of record-high fleetwide fuel economy

    As the Beatles succinctly put it: "It's getting better all the time." That's how we can characterize US new-vehicle fleetwide fuel economy, which last month marked the third straight in which US new vehicles set an all-time record for fuel economy. In March, new light-duty vehicle sales averaged ...

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    Official: September fuel efficiency holds steady at 23.2 mpg for US fleet

    Fuel efficiency gains for new vehicles sold in the US were in a bit of a holding pattern last month, according to a new report from TrueCar. Fleetwide fuel efficiency for new US light-duty vehicles in September rose 5.5 percent compared to 2011 figures, but remained the same as August 2012 ...

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    Report: U.S. fleetwide fuel economy falls for third straight month

    Go figure. That's all we can say to reports that U.S. fleetwide fuel economy in June fell for the third straight month, despite the fact that hybrid and alt-fuel vehicle sales are about double what they were a year earlier. Fleetwide fuel efficiency last month fell to an even 23 miles per ...

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    Report: New-car fuel economy average falls for two straight months

    Are old habits dying hard? U.S. fleetwide fuel-economy figures from last month suggest that some buyers are going back to relative gas guzzlers. New-car miles-per-gallon averages for May fell for the second straight month, according to TrueCar. New U.S. cars got a combined 23.2 miles per gallon ...

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    Official: U.S. vehicle fuel economy hits new record high in February

    New car fuel economy levels in the U.S. reached a record last month, indicating that more Americans are choosing more fuel-efficient vehicles in order to cope with surging gas prices. The average fuel economy of a new car sold in the U.S. in February was 23.7 miles per gallon, up slightly from ...

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    Average fuel economy up four months in a row

    According to the data collected by, the miles per gallon average for all vehicles sold in October 2011 is expected to be 22.2. That may not sound like much when compared to the kind of numbers that are tossed around when talking about hybrids, newer diesels or even the latest ...

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    Report: Average fuel economy of vehicles sold in September hits 22.1 mpg

    Data compiled by TrueCar shows that, despite gasoline costing only $3.58 a gallon in the U.S., there was still a bit more of a rush to purchase fuel-efficient vehicles in September than there was back in August, when gas averaged a slightly higher $3.65. TrueCar says that U.S. consumers ...

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    Average fuel economy of vehicles sold in June fell to 21.6 mpg

    Data compiled by TrueCar exclusively for Reuters suggests that, despite the fact that the going rate for a gallon of gas in the U.S. is $3.59, there's still no rush to purchase fuel efficient vehicles. Take, for example, the month of June, when the average fuel economy of passenger vehicles ...

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    Average fuel economy of new vehicles fell to 21.9 mpg in May

    Data compiled exclusively for Reuters shows that the rush to purchase fuel efficient vehicles is not as urgent as it was back in 2008 when gasoline prices soared to a record-setting high of $4.114 in the U.S. Take, for example, the month of May, when the average fuel economy of new passenger ...


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