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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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Electric Pickup Demand Low Despite Advantages

New designs and battery-pack benefits will sway relatively few buyers as several automakers add electric pickups to their U.S. lineups in the next decade.
Markets Market Analysis

Average Fuel Economy Down in January

The U.S. industry average was hurt by a drop in BEV sales in the luxury segment  However, hybrid sales boosted ratings in other key segments.
Markets Market Analysis

Fuel-Economy Gains in ICE-Only Vehicles Slow As Market Share Declines

The Fuel Economy Index shows the average mpg of standard gasoline-powered light vehicles flattening over time in anticipation of the market shifting to electrified vehicles.
Markets Business Strategy

North American Built BEVs Grow in Volume but Not Share of Local Market

Over 50 all-electric models are expected be built in North America by 2026, as volume surpasses the 1-million mark.
Markets Market Analysis

Average Fuel Economy Up in 2019

The year started with relatively big gains, but demand shifted to less-efficient models in the final months.
Markets Market Analysis

Porsche Taycan Least Efficient 2020 BEV

Development focused on performance over range. The model has a larger than average battery capacity, but lower than average driving range.

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