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#852 December 22, Turbocharged Engines Account for 64.7% of all Four-Cylinder Gasoline Car Engines in 2014

#851 The Average Number of Gears used in Transmissions Continues to Rise December 15, 2014
#850 Automatic Transmissions have closed the Fuel Economy Gap with Manual Transmissions December 8, 2014
#849 Midsize Hybrid Cars Averaged 51% Better Fuel Economy than Midsize Non-Hybrid Cars in 2014 December 1, 2014
#848 Nearly Three-Fourths of New Cars have Fuel Economy above 25 Miles per Gallon November 24, 2014
#847 Cars were Over 50% of Light Vehicle Production in 2014 November 17, 2014
#846 Trucks Move 70% of all Freight by Weight and 74% of Freight by Value November 10, 2014
#845 From 1970 to 2013 the Share of Older Vehicles in Operation has Increased November 3, 2014
#844 Electricity Generated from Coal has Declined while Generation from Natural Gas has Grown October 27, 2014
#843 Cumulative Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales are Two and a Half Times Higher than Hybrid Electric Vehicle Sales in the First 45 Months since Market Introduction October 20, 2014
#842 Vehicles and Vehicle Travel Trends have Changed Since 2008 October 13, 2014
#841 Vehicles per Thousand People: U.S. vs. Other World Regions October 6, 2014
#840 World Renewable Electricity Consumption is Growing September 29, 2014
#839 World Petroleum Consumption Continues to Rise despite Declines from the United States and Europe September 22, 2014
#838 Net Imports of Petroleum were Only 33% of U.S. Consumption in 2013 September 15, 2014
#837 Gap between Net Imports and Total Imports of Petroleum is Widening September 8, 2014
#836 Non-OPEC Countries Supply Nearly Two-thirds of U.S. Petroleum Imports September 1, 2014
#835 Average Annual Gasoline Pump Price, 1929-2013 August 25, 2014
#834 About Two-Thirds of Transportation Energy Use is Gasoline for Light Vehicles August 18, 2014
#833 Fuel Economy Rated Second Most Important Vehicle Attribute August 11, 2014
#832 Over Half of the Refueling Stations in the U.S. and Canada Sell Diesel Fuel August 4, 2014
#831 Top Ten States with Diesel Light Vehicles July 28, 2014
#830 Diesel Light Vehicle Offerings Expand July 21, 2014
#829 The Transportation Petroleum Gap July 14, 2014
#828 Japanese Auto Manufacturers Increase Domestic Production for U.S. Sales July 7, 2014
#827 Share of Import Cars Declines to less than 30% of Car Sales in 2013 June 30, 2014
#826 The Effect of Tire Pressure on Fuel Economy June 23, 2014
#825 Tier 3 Non-Methane Organic Gases Plus Nitrogen Oxide Emission Standards, Model Years 2017-2025 June 16, 2014
#824 EPA Sulfur Standards for Gasoline June 9, 2014
#823 Hybrid Vehicles use more Battery Packs but Plug-in Vehicles use More Battery Capacity June 2, 2014
#822 Battery Capacity Varies Widely for Plug-In Vehicles May 26, 2014
#821 Best Selling Vehicle by State, 2013 May 19, 2014
#820 Dollars Spent on Imported Petroleum May 5, 2014
#819 Imports of Crude Oil Declining April 28, 2014
#818 The Effect of Winter Weather on Fuel Economy April 21, 2014
#817 Conventional and Alternative Fuel Price Trends from 2000 to 2013 February 17, 2014
#816 Natural Gas Refueling Stations Grow Over the Last Ten Years February 10, 2014
#815 Global Sales of Top 10 Plug-In Vehicles February 3, 2014
#814 More Choices when Buying Vehicles that Use Advanced Technology and Alternative Fuels January 27, 2014
#813 New Light Vehicle Fuel Economy Continues to Rise January 20, 2014
#812 The Number of Models Achieving 40 MPG or More is Increasing Rapidly January 13, 2014
#811 Light Vehicle Sales Recoveries January 6, 2014


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