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Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2008

This report, published in September 2008, provides data on the fuel economy and technology characteristics of new light-duty vehicles (cars, minivans, sport utility vehicles, and pickup trucks) for model years 1975 through 2008. EPA projects average real-world fuel economy for Model Year 2008 to be 20.8 miles per gallon. There is some uncertainty, however, as the 2008 estimate is based on pre-model-year sales projections provided by automakers to EPA at a time when gasoline prices were lower than today’s levels.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-08-20 16:12:37
Description This report, published in September 2008, provides data on the fuel economy and technology characteristics of new light-duty vehicles (cars, minivans, sport utility vehicles, and pickup trucks) for model years 1975 through 2008. EPA projects average real-world fuel economy for Model Year 2008 to be 20.8 miles per gallon. There is some uncertainty, however, as the 2008 estimate is based on pre-model-year sales projections provided by automakers to EPA at a time when gasoline prices were lower than today’s levels.
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Source United States Environmental Protection Agency
Keyword Cars, Automobiles, Economic trends
Date Of Record Creation 2009-08-20 15:47:11
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Date Last Modified 2009-08-20 16:12:37
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-08-20 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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