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EPA releases Automotive Trends Report

Vehicle enthusiasts may want to check out the U.S. EPA’s newly released Automotive Trends Report.

Key Highlights

  • Since model year 2004, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have decreased by 24 percent as fuel economy has increased by 32 percent.
  • CO2 emissions for the average 2020 model year vehicle fell to 349 grams per mile (g/mi), the lowest ever measured, and seven g/mi lower than the average for model year 2019.
  • Average Fuel Economy for model year 2020 vehicles increased to a record 25.4 miles per gallon (mpg), 0.5 mpg more than the average for model year 2019.
  • Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles are poised to grow, but are currently at low adoption levels. Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles accounted for 2 percent of all production, and hybrids 5 percent. In the projected model year 2021 data, those categories are estimated to grow to 4 percent and 9 percent of all production.

To read the full EPA Automotive Trends Report, please visit:

To explore Trends data through our new interactive data tool go to:  Explore the Automotive Trends Data | US EPA

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