The Wards Intelligence U.S. Fuel Economy Index shows the average window-sticker rating of light vehicles sold in January was 27.7 mpg (8.5 L/100 km), a 5.0% gain on same-month 2018. Cars scored 10.4% higher than the previous year, and light trucks rose 1.6%. Tesla’s ramped up sales were key to the improvement in the luxury car segment (+45.8%), and thus the whole car fleet. All other segments recorded a gain of 0%-2%. Honda reached a record-high of 29.8 mpg (7.9 L/100 km) and is ...

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