May 2014 New-Car Fuel Economy Average Climbs To 25.6 MPG

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
may 2014 new car fuel economy average climbs to 25 6 mpg

Though the new-car fuel economy average stumbled a bit in April, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute says May’s figure more than made up for it by setting a new monthly record high of 25.6 mpg.

Autoblog Green reports the latest figure is also 3.2 percent higher than the 24.8 mpg average from May 2013. As for the long game, UMTRI found the five-year fuel economy average climbed 20 percent, due in part to both automakers making and customers buying more fuel efficient offerings, as well as alternative fuel vehicles, hybrids, PHEVs and EVs.

In addition, the department released their unadjusted CAFE mpg figures for May 2014, where the fuel economy average is 31.1 mpg. Both figures are based on methodology established by UMTRI in October of 2007.

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  • 05lgt 05lgt on Jun 06, 2014

    But the percentage of new cars on the road is constantly going down. I'd love to see the (possibly too complicated to calculate) average MPG of registered cars. Anyone know where that might live? Oh wait, I could just look at fuel sales and miles driven stats.

  • NancyLong NancyLong on Jun 08, 2014

    In today's scenario, fuel economy is a important factor to consider when buying a new car. By choosing a greener eco-friendly vehicle, you can make a real difference.

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