DETROIT Feb 5 New cars and trucks sold in the
United States in January will average 24.5 miles per gallon of
gasoline, a record high, researchers at the University of
Michigan said on Tuesday.
The average fuel economy, as shown in window stickers placed
on all new cars and trucks in the United States and easily seen
at auto dealerships, is up 1 mile per gallon from a year earlier
and 2 mpg from January 2011, the researchers said.
The average fuel economy of new models on sale in January is
22 percent higher than when University of Michigan researchers
began their monthly study in October 2007.