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Erin Sunde

Industry Analyst -- Fuel Economy

Erin researches and reports on fuel-economy trends and environmental regulations.

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Fuel Economy Down Again in November

Slowed demand in electrified models and high sales of light-truck segments resulted in another month of year-over-year declines.
Markets Market Analysis

GULPLUG Offers Automatic Plugging Technology

The French startup has developed SELFPLUG, a conductive hands-free charging solution.
Electrification Charging

Average Fuel Economy Down in October

The 2020 model-year started with a spike in sales of ICE-only vehicles, especially those in truck segments. The growth trend of electrified vehicles will recover, accelerating with the launch of new product later in the period.

Market Analysis Electrified Vehicles

Record High Fuel Economy in Model Year 2019

Despite an increase in the share of light trucks versus cars, the average mpg of light vehicles sold in the U.S. continued to rise. Electrification was key to the improvement recorded by the Fuel Economy Index, but advancements to traditional powertrains were significant as well.
Markets Market Analysis

Average Fuel Economy Continued to Rise in April

Top-selling segments saw significant gains.

Market Analysis

RDE Testing in Europe May Cause Shift Away from Diesels

Diesel engines have helped European OEMs comply with CO2 regulations, but high levels of pollutants have made some vehicles non-certifiable for sale according to Euro 6 limits.

Engines Regulations
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