US fuel econ­omy drops in June

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

The av­er­age fuel econ­omy of new ve­hi­cles sold in June in the United States was 25.1 mpg, down 0.2 mpg from May, said a re­port posted on the web­site of the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan. Over­all, fuel econ­omy was down 0.4 mpg in June from the peak of 25.5 mpg recorded in Au­gust 2014, but was still up by 5.0 mpg from Oc­to­ber 2007, the first full month of mon­i­tor­ing by Michael Si­vak and Bran­don Schoet­tle, both re­search pro­fes­sors at UM Trans­porta­tion In­sti­tute. “This drop likely re­flects the de­creased price of gaso­line in June, and the con­se­quent in­creased pro­por­tion of pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers in the sales mix,” the re­port quoted Si­vak as say­ing. Be­sides av­er­age fuel econ­omy, Si­vak and Schoet­tle also up­date a na­tional Eco-Driv­ing In­dex on a monthly ba­sis.

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