The Wards Intelligence Fuel Economy Index shows the average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the U.S. in the first half of 2018 was 25.8 mpg (9.1 L/100 km), 0.9% ahead of same-period 2017. Gas prices were up 14% on average over the six months. Rising fuel costs were a likely factor in the growing share of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. Gas prices did not decrease demand for utility vehicles, however. CUVs continued to gain favor, sitting near 40% of sales each month ...

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