Posts Tagged ‘USA Today’

Record Fuel Efficiency for New Cars

Great news reported in USA Today’s DriveOn: New cars in this country boast unprecedented fuel efficiency. Average miles per gallon has inched up 1.1 mpg to 23.8 mpg since this time last year, according to the report, citing a Detroit area market research firm.

The Natural Resources Defense Council also took notice. The article quotes NRDC vehicle analyst Luke Tonachel saying the standards are “exceeding our expectations. These standards are doing exactly what they should.”

Great news for the industry and our country. Let’s keep up the momentum.

No quittin’ time for Chrysler

No laurels resting — or actually any resting — for Chrysler. This summer, the automaker will skip the traditional two-week summer slumber to meet the demands of hungry consumers.

“Chrysler’s sales growth has outpaced the industry and the company needs to boost production to keep up,” according to USA Today. “Chrysler’s U.S. sales through April this year are up 33.4% vs. a 10.3% increase for the industry.”

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