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#955: December 12, New Light Vehicle Fuel Economy at an All-Time High

#954 Gasoline Taxes in the United States Were Below 20% of the Total Price in 2015 December 5, 2016
#953 On-road Transportation Consumes More than 80% of all Transportation Energy November 28, 2016
#952 NHTSA and EPA Finalized Medium and Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards through Model Year 2027 November 21, 2016
#951 Medium and Heavy Trucks Account for About a Quarter of Highway Vehicle Fuel Use November 14, 2016
#950 Well-to-Wheel Emissions from a Typical EV by State, 2015 November 7, 2016
#949 Reduced CO2 Emissions in the Electric Power Sector Will Benefit the Transportation Sector as Electrification Grows October 31, 2016
#948 Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Transportation Exceeded those from the Electric Power Sector for the First Time in 38 Years October 24, 2016
#947 Over Half a Million Plug-in Vehicles Have Been Sold in the United States as of September 2016 October 17, 2016
#946 Driving Alone in a Private Vehicle is the Most Common Means of Transportation to Work October 10, 2016
#945 Vehicle Miles of Travel Has Reached New Highs October 3, 2016
#944 Public Opinion of Fuels Which Could Replace Gasoline September 26, 2016
#943 Fuel Economy Being Chosen as the Most Important Vehicle Attribute is Related to the Price of Gasoline September 19, 2016
#942 Fifteen Percent of Survey Respondents Consider Fuel Economy Most Important when Purchasing a Vehicle September 12, 2016
#941 Mid-term Evaluation of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards May Impact Future Standards for Model Years 2022 to 2025 September 5, 2016
#940 Diverging Trends of Engine Compression Ratio and Gasoline Octane Rating August 29, 2016
#939 All-Electric Vehicle Ranges Can Exceed Those of Some Gasoline Vehicles August 22, 2016
#938 Median All-Electric Vehicle Range Grew from 73 Miles in Model Year 2011 to 83.5 Miles in Model Year 2016 August 15, 2016
#937 Total Battery Capacity of all Plug-in Electric Vehicles Sold Increased from 2014 to 2015 August 8, 2016
#936 California Had the Highest Concentration of Plug-in Vehicles Relative to Population in 2015 August 1, 2016
#935 By Volume, Net Petroleum Imports are at Lowest Point Since 1985 July 25, 2016
#934 OPEC Accounts for Less than One-third of U.S. Petroleum Imports July 18, 2016
#933 Texas, North Dakota, and the Gulf of Mexico Account for Two-Thirds of U.S. Crude Oil Production July 11, 2016
#932 Longer Combination Trucks Are Only Permitted on Some Routes July 4, 2016
#931 Plug-in Electric Vehicles Were Available in Nine Different Size Classes in 2015 June 27, 2016
#930 Subcompact Plug-in Vehicle Sales Reached 4% of Subcompact Sales in February 2015 June 20, 2016
#929 Heavy Truck Speed Limits Are Inconsistent June 13, 2016
#928 Price Difference between Regular and Premium Gasoline Has Grown Each Year Since 2011 June 6, 2016
#927 The United States Imported Over $70 Billion Worth of Vehicles and Parts from Mexico in 2015 May 30, 2016
#926 Petroleum Imports Below $200 Billion, Lowest Point in Over a Decade May 23, 2016
#925 Improvements in Fuel Economy for Low-MPG Vehicles Yield the Greatest Savings May 16, 2016
#924 Twenty Percent of New Cars in 2015 Had Turbochargers May 9, 2016
#923 Cylinder Deactivation was Used in More than a Quarter of New Light Trucks Produced in 2015 May 2, 2016
#922 Share of Older Population Holding Driver's Licenses is Up and Share of Younger Population Holding Driver's Licenses is Down April 25, 2016
#921 Japan Produced the Most Automotive Lithium-ion Batteries by Capacity in 2014 April 18, 2016
#920 Electric Charging Stations are the Fastest Growing Type of Alternative Fueling Station April 11, 2016
#919 Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Options and Times Vary Considerably April 4, 2016
#918 Global Plug-in Light Vehicle Sales Increased by About 80% in 2015 March 28, 2016
#917 Work Truck Daily Idle Time by Industry March 21, 2016
#916 Fuel Savings/Emissions Reduction was the Top Reason Cited by Truck Fleet Management for Adopting Idle Reduction Technologies March 14, 2016
#915 Average Historical Annual Gasoline Pump Price, 1929-2015 March 7, 2016
#914 Plug-in Vehicle Sales Climb as Battery Costs Decline February 29, 2016
#913 The Most Common Warranty for Plug-In Vehicle Batteries is 8 Years/100,000 Miles February 22, 2016
#912 Plug-in Vehicle Owners Take Advantage of Off-Peak Charging February 15, 2016
#911 Workplace Charging Increases VMT of Plug-in Vehicles in the EV Project February 8, 2016
#910 Study Shows Average Cost of Electric Vehicle Charger Installations February 1, 2016
#909 Workplace Charging Accounts for About a Third of All Plug-in Vehicle
Charging Sessions in the INL EV Project Study
January 25, 2016
#908 Light Vehicle Sales Rise for Five Consecutive Years January 18, 2016
#907 Light Vehicle Sales at a Record High in 2015 January 11, 2016
#906 VMT and the Price of Gasoline Typically Move in Opposition January 4, 2016

 

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