EPA: Fuel Efficiency Increased, Emissions Lowered in 2009

Jan 19, 2011

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Average CO2 emissions have decreased by 64 grams per mile, or 14 percent, and average fuel economy has increased by 3.1 mpg, or 16 percent, since 2004. The positive six-year trend beginning in 2005 reverses a long period of increasing CO2 emissions and decreasing fuel economy from 1987 through 2004.

The EPA says that its findings are consistent with the estimates that the agency provides for window stickers in new vehicles.  The EPA’s new 2011 Fuel Economy Guide provides data on estimated fuel efficiency for now models to help buyers select the right vehicle for them.

How important is fuel economy to you when purchasing new fleet vehicles?  Let us know in the comments below.

[via Environmental Leader]

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