Americans are buying more fuel-efficient cars, but . . .

Source: Know More


Other countries are still way ahead

Source: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions


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Category: Consumer Spending, Energy

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5 Responses to “America & Automobile Efficiency”

  1. dsawy says:

    The EU’s auto fleet is substantially higher in turbo-diesel adoption than the US. Pretty easy to jump up your fleet efficiency when you get rid of the anti-diesel dogma that holds back the US auto fleet efficiency.

  2. VennData says:

    Joe Kernan of CNBC wants a little pep in his car.

    That’s a great argument Kernan. Were you always a champion debater?

  3. Iamthe50percent says:

    Do Europe, Japan, and China have as many monster trucks and SUV’s on the road as the USA? I question the MPG figures for the USA. From the looks of our parking lot and the roads I commute on, at least two out of three vehicles is a giant SUV (or “Tank” as my sister calls them) or a jacked up pickup truck requiring a ladder to board. That’s not an exaggeration. A salesman at the local Chevrolet dealership invited me to sit in one but I literally could not climb in. 25MPG? Try 5 MPG.

  4. speed racer says:

    Well, here it is, Friday night, and we’re talking about cars. OK, OK, so I’m a day late.

    Gotta tell ya Barry, My Mercedes that I bought 3 months ago only gets about 11 miles per gallon.

    To be fair though, I live less than 4 miles from work and the car doesn’t get up to temperature, for the most part, by the time I get to work or return home. I don’t drive much. My car had 198 miles on it when I bought it, and it has just a little over 900 miles on it so far.

    Oh, and it takes premium fuel.

    Long story short, I don’t care about MPG!

    Keep up the good work buddy!

  5. Seaton says:

    I’m amazed at my mileage from the simple change of cars: from 2007 Camry 4 cylinder 2.4 engine, 3400+ pounds’ car to 2014 Corolla S, always in ECO mode for driving, 2900+ pounds car: 35% increase in mileage so far, and new Corolla is roughly 10% smaller than 2007 Camry, but with same room in backseat. Fun to drive, might keep it for awhile.