The fuel efficiency of the new cars Americans are buying is soaring. The typical new car bought in 2013 is 1.2 miles per gallon on average more fuel efficient than in 2012. A big jump in one year.
Compared to cars bought in 2007, 2013 cars are 4.7 miles per gallon more fuel efficient. All data are from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Declining oil consumption and oil carbon emissions are now hardening facts produced by the increasing efficiency of vehicles, as new gas sippers replace old gas guzzlers, as well as substitutes like natural gas, electricity, and biofuels eating away at oil consumption. Uncle Sam's oil addiction is breaking!