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#1082, May 20, 2019, In 2018, 27% of New Light-Duty Vehicles Had Fuel Economies Over 30 Miles per Gallon

1081Plug-in Vehicles in the United States Displaced 323 Million Gallons of Gasoline in 2018May 13, 2019
1080U.S. Plug-in Vehicles Consumed Nearly Three Terawatt-hours of Electricity in 2018May 6, 2019
1079More Than 1 Million Plug-in Vehicles Were Sold in China in 2018April 29, 2019
1078Model Year 2018 Vehicles Have Record High Fuel Economy with Improved Horsepower and AccelerationApril 22, 2019
1077Of Emerging Fuel Saving Technologies, Gasoline Direct Injection Was the Most Widely Adopted in 2018April 15, 2019
1076Most New Light-Duty Vehicles Have Transmissions with at Least Six SpeedsApril 8, 2019
1075Most Common Maximum Speed Limit for Trucks in 2017 Was 70 Miles per HourApril 1, 2019
1074Gasoline Taxes in the United States Are a Small Share of Gasoline Cost Compared to Other CountriesMarch 25, 2019
1073Crude Oil Cost Accounted for 50% of Gasoline Price in 2017March 18, 2019
1072Light-Duty Vehicles Accounted for the Majority of Transportation Energy ConsumptionMarch 11, 2019
1071Improvements in Fuel Economy for Low-MPG Vehicles Yield the Greatest SavingsMarch 4, 2109
1070Forty-One Models of Light-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles Were Available in Model Year 2018February 25, 2019
1069Most Valuable Commodities Shipped: Motor Vehicles and Parts were Second Only to Mixed Freight in 2017February 18, 2019
1068The 2017 Commodity Flow Survey Shows Freight Movement in the United States of 12.5 Billion Tons Valued at $14.4 TrillionFebruary 11, 2019
1067Annual Light-Duty Vehicle Sales for 2018 Totaled 17.2 MillionFebruary 4, 2019
1066The Travel Density of Urban Interstates was 2.5 Times Higher than Rural Interstates in 2016January 28, 2019
1065Only 26% of 16-year-olds were Licensed Drivers in 2016January 21, 2019
1064Median All-Electric Vehicle Range Grew from 73 Miles in Model Year 2011 to 125 Miles in Model Year 2018January 14, 2018
1063The United States Exported 1.68 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas to Mexico in 2017January 7, 2019