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Eco-Driving Index

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Vehicle Fuel Economy Falls Again In May

For the second straight month, fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States fell by 0.2 mpg, likely reflecting a slight drop in gas prices, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2012

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

UM’s New Eco-Driving Index Finds Environmental Impact Of New Vehicles Improving

A new national index developed by the University of Michigan shows that exhaust emissions per driver of newly purchased vehicles are down 14 percent since late 2007.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2011