The Wards Intelligence Fuel Economy Index shows the average window-sticker rating of light vehicles sold in the U.S. reached 27.3 mpg (8.6 L/100 km), up 3.8% from same-month 2017. Luxury makes were key to the gain, having the highest electrified-powertrain utilization. Vans and large cars saw year-over-year declines but accounted for a negligible portion of the market. Hyundai and Kia reached best-ever results, boosted by sales of their electrified lineups.   Erin Sunde Industry ...

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