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U.S. average fuel economy will drop in 2019 and EPA expects a record leap in 2020 – Motorsports

Friends, there are things that bother us. We literally talk about more efficient and eco-friendly cars every day. Automakers are investing billions of dollars in powertrain upgrades and environmental improvements.Still, the majority of new car customers buy on a large scale SUV And truck High fuel consumption.

And it’s not just vague observations.by US Environmental Protection AgencyIn 2019, the average US fuel economy fell 0.2 miles per gallon compared to the previous year, averaging 24.9 mpg. Agents say this is a direct result of more and more customers buying large, inefficient cars.

The numbers show that 56% of the 2019 US fleet were trucks of various sizes and categories, including SUVs. In fact, utility vehicles alone accounted for nearly 50 percent of total US vehicle production that year.

Not only that, but according to the EPA, average vehicle weight and power in 2019 reached record levels. For reference, the average horsepower has increased by 79% compared to 1971 for all vehicles.

Authorities expect all these trends to continue in 2020. Nonetheless, the EPA predicts that 2020 will set a new record for the highest average fuel economy in the United States, estimated at about 25.7 miles per gallon.

In 2019, both General Motors (2019 average 22.5 mpg) and FCA At (21.2 mpg), the average fuel consumption decreased by 0.5 mpg, Ford Minor 0.1mpg increased to 22.5mpg. Meanwhile, the FCA had to buy 82.1 million megagrams of CO2 with credit. This is the most car maker, with Tesla selling 39.8 million credits.

– Motorsports

U.S. average fuel economy will drop in 2019 and EPA expects a record leap in 2020

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